Today’s poetry picture book is based on a very familiar tune I remember quite well from childhood.

0-MitB coverMONSTERS IN THE BRINY is written to follow the tune of “What do you do with a drunken sailor.”  It isn’t mentioned anywhere in the book, only alluded to (even with the sheet music at the back).  I remember singing that song in elementary school and years later wondering what the heck we were singing that song for!  BUT here, it works like magic as a great backbone for a fantasy tale of incredible sea creatures.  There are cranky krakens and many more incredibly fun critters and lyrics.  What a great way to capitalize on the sea shanty craze!  And what a great way to get your reader to hum all through the book.  I show only one page so you get the idea of what to expect from this little gem.


And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!  Thank you for stopping by! NPM 2023

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