Mary Can’t Sing and Other Funny Things is a book that is filled with poetry to which children of all ages can relate. As a parent, how often have you heard, “Do I have to go to school?” or, “Why do I have to take a shower?” This book brings to light a variety of experiences in the lives of children that both parents and kids would enjoy. The detailed and funny illustrations bring to life the poetic words. Family members would delight in reading these poems. This is also a great book for use in the classroom to introduce rhyming words in a fun and meaningful manner. Teachers would also enjoy using this book as an extension to lessons on long and short vowels and to expand the vocabulary skills of their students.