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Book Review & Giveaway: Screamers: Poems and Drawings by Kenny Penny


When kids read they don’t think about getting an education, they want to have fun! “Screamers” is a delightful book of poetry that entertains children with humor while it helps them develop an ear for language. The author Kenny Penny offers up his zaniest poetry, inviting young readers to picture life as a “Big Slinky”, taste “alligator toenail stew” or read “the world’s smallest poem”. Smelly things, nutty teachers and hiccups add to the hilarity, as does the idea of “backwards pants” and having twelve toes! “Screamers” revels in the fact that kids have an enormous silly side and can never get enough of wacky ideas and crazy images. With over 225 poems and countless illustrations (all drawn by Kenny), this book is highly engaging, wildly funny, and unexpectedly heartwarming. For kids age 6-12.

My Review: This book of Poems and drawings has a lot of humor that children even adults can relate to. If you love poems you would love this book, why? Because the drawings are simple and child-like. The poems are funny that it would keep you laughing as you turn the pages.

Example: Driving

Driving daddy’s car…

Just missing all the trees.

Driving daddy’s car…

Much faster than the breeze.

Driving daddy’s car…

I know that he’ll be pleased

Once I find the jar

Where daddy hides the keys.

I highly recommend this book. For a copy visit Amazon

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of these books in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Free Giveaway (US Only)

Author is giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this book

Giveaway Ends 2nd July @ 12 noon

 Comments like these would be deleted –  Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

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June 20, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. This sounds ideal for my middle son. He is an advanced reader for his age, and has really taken to poetry. He is 7 and entering the 2nd grade, but his teachers can’t believe the quality of his reading and writing skills….of course he gets is from his MOTHER;) Thanks so much!

    Comment by Karen | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. “Screamers” is a delightful book of poetry that entertains children with humor while it helps them develop an ear for language.”
    This sounds like a lovely read for my children’s reading group!! Keeping fingers crossed on this one. Bethany and Nicole would really get into this one, they are two ver smart young girls 🙂

    Comment by lmclendon | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  3. What a darling poetry book! The simple drawings; along with catchy poems, would be
    perfect for enjoying with our two sons…
    Thanks very much!

    Comment by Cindi | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  4. Sounds silly and fun! I think my son would like this.

    Lmbrunken {AT} gmail {DOT} com

    Comment by larissa | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  5. This book looks quite interesting! My daughters both love the Shel Silverstein poems/books because they’re not just “normal” poems & have great drawings too. Screamers sounds similar & I’m sure they’d both enjoy it! michelle (at) momscholar (dot) com

    Comment by Michelle | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  6. This sounds hilarious. Rhyming silliness, what could be better?

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  7. Humor that kids and adults both like sounds great! The excerpt sounds really cute-my cousin would love this! Thank you, edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | June 20, 2011 | Reply

  8. A book of Poetry quite a few of my Grandkids would get a kick out of. Love that the drawings are so childlike. Easier for the kids to relate.Thanks for the chance to win. Count me in. GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L

    Comment by Carol L. | June 21, 2011 | Reply

  9. e-mail subscriber.
    Poetry is an excellent way to develop a child’s language skills. I know my grandson would enjoy this book. He loves the tried and true nursery rhymes.

    Comment by Nicole Sender | June 21, 2011 | Reply

  10. Yay! Another poetry book! Poetry can be so hard for kids to grasp, so I am trying to collect as many books of poetry as I can to use as examples for them.

    Email subscriber.

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Leanne | June 21, 2011 | Reply

  11. This looks like one of those books that kids will come back to time after time. Also one that would make great bed time reading. My oldest, who’s 13, said he’d heard of it and was very excited that you were giving a chance to win it. He’s got his fingers crossed!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Alicia C. | June 25, 2011 | Reply

  12. Sounds like a wonderful book! I love the little poem you shared in this post! Too cute! Would definitely like to read more with my little ones 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | June 25, 2011 | Reply

  13. Sometimes people are afraid of poetry, but with a book like this of humorous poetry, kids can learn to love it!
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Megan | June 26, 2011 | Reply

  14. What a great way to introduce children (and even some adults!) to poetry. I have a 10 year old niece who loves to read. She would LOVE this.

    e.ringwald at

    Comment by Erin R | June 26, 2011 | Reply

  15. My daughter has just discovered an childrens poerty. She especially likes Jack Preluskey. I bet she would enjoy this book as well. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    Comment by Nancye Davis | June 29, 2011 | Reply

  16. Thanks Subscribers for taking part in the Screamers free giveaway. The winner of this giveaway chosen by is

    #13 – Megan

    Comment by mymcbooks | July 2, 2011 | Reply

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