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Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue


  • “While all of the poems are crowd pleasers, one or two will have youngsters howling. In addition to being just plain funny, Agee is a wordsmith and accomplished illustrator, factors that have produced another must-have winner from a comic master.” – School Library Journal


  • Agee, Jon. Elvis Lives and Other Anagrams. Farrar, 2004.
  • Agee, Jon. Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog!: And Other Palindromes. Farrar, 1992.
  • Agee, Jon. Milo’s Hat Trick. Hyperion, 2001.
  • Agee, Jon. Palindromania! Farrar, 2009.
  • Agee, Jon. The Retired Kid. Hyperion, 2008.
  • Agee, Jon. Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis!: More Palindromes. Farrar, 1999.
  • Agee, Jon. Smart Feller Fart Smeller: And Other Spoonerisms. Hyperion, 2006.
  • Agee, Jon. So Many Dynamos!: and Other Anagrams. Farrar, 1997.
  • Booth, David, comp. Doctor Knickerbocker and Other Rhymes. Ticknor & Fields, 1993.
  • Emrich, Duncan, comp. The Hodgepodge Book. Four Winds, 1972.
  • Emrich, Duncan, comp. The Nonsense Book of Riddles, Rhymes, Tongue Twisters, Puzzles and Jokes from American Folklore. Four Winds, 1970.
  • Hirsch, Robin. FEG: Ridiculous Poems for Intelligent Children. Little, Brown, 2002.
  • Janeczko, Paul B., sel. A Foot in the Mouth: Poems to Speak, Sing, and Shout. Candlewick, 2009.
  • Prelutsky, Jack, comp. A. Nonny Mouse Writes Again! Knopf, 1993.
  • Prelutsky, Jack, comp. Poems of A. Nonny Mouse. Knopf, 1989.
  • Rosen, Michael, comp. Walking the Bridge of Your Nose. Kingfisher, 1995.
  • Schwartz, Alvin, comp. And the Green Grass Grew All Around: Folk Poetry from Everyone. HarperCollins, 1992.
  • Schwartz, Alvin, comp. I Saw You in the Bathtub and Other Folk Rhymes. HarperCollins, 1989.
  • Schwartz, Alvin, comp. Tomfoolery: Trickery and Foolery with Words. Lippincott, 1973.
  • Schwartz, Alvin. A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues. HarperCollins, 1972.
  • Sierra, Judy, comp. Schoolyard Rhymes: Kids’ Own Rhymes for Rope Skipping, Hand Clapping, Ball Bouncing, and Just Plain Fun. Knopf, 2005.
  • Silverstein, Shel. Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook. HarperCollins, 2005.
  • Steig, William. CDB! Simon & Schuster, 2000.