Eenie Meenie Manitoba: Playful Poems and Rollicking Rhymes

Description

32 pages
$14.95
ISBN 1-55074-301-5
DDC jC811'.54

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Scot Ritchie
Reviewed by Leigh Dodds

Leigh Dodds is an elementary-school teacher in North Bay, Ontario.

Review

This collection of silly poems and catchy rhymes dealing with Canadian
themes and geography includes such titles as “Nova Scotia Lobster”
and “Horsing Around B.C.” As accompaniments to the poems and rhymes,
the author suggests actions like bouncing a ball, stepping, and
clapping. Some of the vocabulary is difficult, but the rhymes are
cleverly done, which helps with pronunciation. Playful and designed to
encourage participation, this book is sure to delight those who enjoy
Dennis Lee’s style of poetry. Recommended.

Citation

Heidbreder, Robert., “Eenie Meenie Manitoba: Playful Poems and Rollicking Rhymes,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 12, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/19801.