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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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Dirty Dog Boogie by Loris Lesynski

Dirty Dog Boogie (2002)

(From Annick Press)

This collection of original poems will knock your socks off, and Lesynski has just the poem for that event: Sock Fluff. Her poetry is an invitation to be witty, expressive and creative, and her words demonstrate just how much fun poetry and everyday life can be. Topics range from sending out an SOS for delicious sausages, imagining what it would be like to have a brudda named Brad and keeping the mozza-keetos away, to indulging in laaaaaziness. Lesynski’s infectious fun with sound, rhythm and beat are guaranteed to win over the most reluctant anti-poetry student.

Loris Lesynski

From her first book of poetry in 1999, Dirty Dog Boogie, to her latest books in the Crazy About... series, Loris Lesynski has gained a reputation as one of the premier children’s poets in North America. Loris strongly believes that pleasure in the sound of language is the basis for a love of reading. She encourages kids to play with variations of her poems and to write their own. Loris demonstrates the great fun of “Rebound Reading”—reciting poems, particularly humorous ones—as an excellent way for kids to get hooked on poetry.