All Mixed Up! A Motley Horde of Funny Poems by Shane D. Williams

24 Sep

All Mixed Up! A Motley Horde of Funny Poems
By Shane D. Williams
64 Pages – Ages 7+
Published by Brio Bound Books on April 20, 2012

This is a very mixed up poetry book, so in honor of it, I am writing a mixed up review.

Here it goes…

“I fell into the mixer, and met a Gorillagator, found out I am you, got squished by my bed, and wrote about nothing!”


This book has a huge variety of poems, but all are really funny!

I literally laughed out loud when I read this! It is SO funny! The poems are all so different from each other! I like how the illustrations are drawn. They are really simple, but add a lot to the book. I think boys would really like this book. I recommend this book to kids 7+! It is a good way to get kids interested in poetry.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!

To learn more about Mr. Williams and his poems, click HERE to go to his website!

To hear an adult’s opinion on this book, click HERE to go to Sue Morris’ Kid Lit Reviews!

35 Responses to “All Mixed Up! A Motley Horde of Funny Poems by Shane D. Williams”

  1. Angela Brown September 24, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Very interesting book cover to catch the eye 🙂 And getting kiddos into poetry with funny poems sounds great. Thanks for the review.


  2. Kirsten Larson September 24, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    This looks like some of my favorites like John Scieczka and Douglas Florian. We will definitely have to find this one.


  3. Joanna September 24, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    I love silly poems too. It is very skillful to have great variety in one’s poetic style. it sounds great.


  4. Catherine Johnson September 24, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Perfect! There is a monthly competition looking for laugh out loud poems so I’ll need to read this so I know how funny laugh out loud is. You find with a lot of poetry books, they make you smile but not always laugh out loud. It must be very difficult. Thanks Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      I think this book will make you “LOL”! 🙂 It is AWESOME! I think lots of kids will like it!


      • Catherine Johnson September 25, 2012 at 10:55 am #

        I’ve ordered it already Erik 🙂


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

        YAHOO! YAY! SNICKERDOODLE! I hope you like it! 🙂


  5. Beth Stilborn September 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    This sounds like such fun! I love poetry, and some poetry is incredibly funny. Since lots of kids seem to get the idea that poetry is boring, this sounds like the perfect book to show that poetry doesn’t have to be boring at all! Thanks, Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

      It is a great book for boys to get interested in poetry. I think girls will like it too. 🙂


  6. KidLitReviews September 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Erik, I recently reviewed this same book. I think my review was a bit mixed up too, just not on purpose. Another good review. Do “they” call out Bravo for poetry?



    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Thank you! HA HA! I didn’t remember your review of this book so I went and read it 🙂 I think it got posted when I was on vacation – great review! 🙂


      • KidLitReviews September 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

        Thanks for checking it out.

        I posted a link to your review on mine, in case anyone would want to know what a real kid thought about All Mixed Up and poetry.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

        Thanks Ms. Morris! That’s a great idea! I’ll add a link to your post too!


  7. ontheplumtree September 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    It is so important for children to learn about the joys of poetry. Good for you, Erik that you are promoting it.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Poetry IS important! This is a great book of poetry, especially for getting kids interested in poetry! 🙂


      • ontheplumtree September 26, 2012 at 6:28 am #

        I am going to be hosting flash poetry fests soon, Erik. I hope you will join in.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 27, 2012 at 8:56 am #

        Cool! I’ll try to do it Dr. Clune! 🙂


  8. Patricia Tilton September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Wow, a poetry book you recommend for boys. Sounds like a fun book. Your review was great.


  9. Susanna Leonard Hill September 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Sounds very fun, and for some reason reminds me a little of Sideways Stories From Wayside School 🙂


  10. jama September 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I’m very curious about this book after reading your review. I like funny poems!


  11. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog September 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    I have always loved funny poems. Shel Silverstein is a favorite of mine and this book sounds like one I will laugh out loud with. As a 5th grade teacher, I am definitely curious about it. I like to find any poetry books that will help get my class into poems of any form! Thanks for this awesome review


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      As a 5th grade student, I really enjoyed this book! 😉 Thanks for commenting! Please come again!


  12. Myra GB September 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    I know a great deal of avid readers who claim that they HATE poetry – I have a feeling that they must not have been introduced to books like this one. This is a great find, Erik. I am putting this on my to-be-read list. You know how I love poetry (lived and breathed it for a time, and not as much as I should nowadays, come to think of it) – what an excuse to hunt down a poetry book, thanks so much for the recommendation, dear Erik!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks September 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      I am glad you like my review Ms. Bascal! I think some kids don’t like poetry because they are forced to read or hear Edgar Allen Poe poems or just boring poems at first before they can understand them. This book of poetry is great for kids!


      • Myra GB September 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

        Did I just hear you say Edgar Allan Poe is boring? Hahahahaha. 🙂


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

        Not boring, but a bit hard for a kid!


      • Myra GB September 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

        Fair Enough. 🙂
        “Everything that I see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe 🙂


      • thiskidreviewsbooks September 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm #




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