Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dirt on my Shirt - Read Along with Me

We'd all forgotten about Little Brother's love affair with dirt until we started getting the yard ready for gardening this last week.  I don't know how we could have forgotten, when we have pictures like this from last summer.

Or pictures like this from 3 years ago...

And now we're getting pictures like this from this year.  They've both grown a little, huh?  But they still love dirt. 

Maybe I need to find a book titled "Dirt on the Seat of my Pants."

Little Brother asks to "go garden" everyday now...which means to play in the dirt, not really to garden.

So when Dirt on My Shirt by Jeff Foxworthy (yes, you read that right...) showed up on a search list when I was searching for something else in our library catalog, I put it on hold. 
(Should you want to make your own dirty shirt like this can find the car-heart freezer paper stencil here.)

It's a really delightful collection of poems that are just whimsical and funny...geared toward a kid who loves to be in the great outdoors and run a little wild.  Even though there are girls and boys in the pictures, they're definitely more "boy" poems.  It's a fun read-aloud book.


  1. Perfect! It's almost April, which is National Poetry Month! :)

  2. Awww, he's so cute! Dirt's alright, but mud is even more fun! I miss him.

  3. Haha. Love all these old pictures. They really have grown so much!

  4. We are going to have to see if our library has this one It sounds perfect for my little guy. Thanks for all the WONDERFUL book ideas. I can't wait to incoropate some into our Fabulous Friday acitivities this summer!

  5. My little boy loves dirt too. He would love to bring his cars to your dirt pile.

  6. Oh what a marvellous book and what a marvellous posts! So good to let your children "just enjoy" and explore!!!!

    Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty and join in? It is every Wednesday and link stays open a week:

    thank you & have a great weekend!


  7. My favorite part about playing in the dirt is finding worms. I'll have to look that Foxworthy poetry book up at our library.

  8. So cute! Once a dirt kid... always a dirt kid, right? I love it!

    Thanks for linking this up with For the Kids Fridays! I appreciate you stopping by, and hope to have you back for this week's party! I'll be posting it later tonight.

    :)rachel at


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