If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents by Judith Viorst, Lynne Cherry |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents

If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents

by Judith Viorst, Lynne Cherry
     
 

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If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written with humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike — and be read again and again.

Overview

If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written with humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike — and be read again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689707704
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/01/1984
Series:
If I Were in Charge of World Series
Edition description:
1st Aladdin Books edition
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
295,177
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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FIFTEEN, MAYBE SIXTEEN, THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT

My pants could maybe fall down when I dive off the diving board.

My nose could maybe keep growing and never quit.

Miss Brearly could ask me to spell words like stomach and special.

(Stumick and speshul?)

I could play tag all day and always be "it."

Jay Spievack, who's fourteen feet tall, could want to fight me.

My mom and my dad — like Ted's — could want a divorce.

Miss Brearly could ask me a question about Afghanistan.

(Who's Afghanistan?)

My mother could maybe decide that I needed more liver.

My dad could decide that I needed less TV.

Miss Brearly could say that I have to write in script and stop printing.

Chris could stop being best friends with me.

The world could maybe come to an end on next Tuesday.

The ceiling could maybe come crashing on my head.

I maybe could run out of things for me to worry about.

And then I'd have to do my homework instead.

Copyright © 1981 by Judith Viorst

Meet the Author

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A graduate in 1981 of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, children’s chapter and picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which has sold some four million copies—adult fiction and nonfiction—including the New York Times bestseller, Necessary Losses—poetry for children and adults, and four musicals. Her most recent book of poetry for adults, Wait For Me and Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. Her most recent book of poetry for children, What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About? was published in 2016 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.

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