Dirt on My Shirt
Jeff Foxworthy’s book, Dirt on My Shirt, is a collection of poems geared toward children. The simple rhyme schemes and playful topics make the poems accessible as well as entertaining for children. Foxworthy’s poems detail topics that all children can understand and enjoy, from jumping in muddy puddles to family car trips. He also incorporates elements of hide-and-seek similar to those in his book Hide!!!. This detail keeps children engaged and entertained for the duration of the book.
Each poem also has an accompanying illustration from Steve Bjorkman. These colorful additions to the poems provide an extra level of entertainment for the readers, as well as create a more attractive product. Foxworthy also keeps his poems short, which helps not to overwhelm young readers or give the opportunity to lose interest. This collection of poems is sure to delight readers of any age again and again.