Somebody Catch My Homework

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Young readers will find a lot of familiar faces and things in David L.  Harrison's book of funny poems about school. Along the way they'll recognize the agony of tests, homework, cursive writing, and the mysteries of cafeteria food. Plus, there's Betsy Lewin's amusing illustrations that perfectly capture one silly trip through a day at school.

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Overview

Young readers will find a lot of familiar faces and things in David L.  Harrison's book of funny poems about school. Along the way they'll recognize the agony of tests, homework, cursive writing, and the mysteries of cafeteria food. Plus, there's Betsy Lewin's amusing illustrations that perfectly capture one silly trip through a day at school.

This hilarious collection of poems explores the agony of tests, homework, and cursive writing and the horrors of cafeteria food. "A winner--to read aloud, pass around, and chortle over again."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer review. Full color.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- What do kids think about, complain about, worry about, and laugh about more than anything else? School, and in this collection of poetry, they'll enjoy reading about it. All the expected subjects are here with unexpected twists: cursive writing ``Who dreams up these curlicues?''; catching the bus ``Scads of time/ What's the fuss? Two to dress/ One to flush,''; school lunches ``The applesauce is a watery/ Goo/ But suck it right down 'cause it's good/ For you.''. ``My Excuse'' is a wild explanation addressed to a teacher recounting the ``true'' fate of a child's homework. ``Bobby Gene McQuig'' may be a little gross for most adult tastes, but children will get a charge out of this obnoxious boy whose finger gets stuck up his nose. There's plenty of white space to set off each of the poems, and the large print is ideal for beginning readers. Also appealing are Lewin's watercolor/felt marker illustrations that capture the lively, outrageous subjects visually. Reminiscent of the styles of Prelutsky and Silverstein, this book will not collect dust on library shelves. --Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, WI
Hazel Rochman
Light comic verse and cartoon pictures in line and wash capture grade school mayhem, from show-and-tell ("Billy brought his snake to school") and excuses for lost homework to the worst boy in the whole class, whose finger gets stuck up his nose. These aren't the kind of poems that stay in your head, but the immediacy and slapstick will make kids laugh about bullies, cursive writing, tests, deadlines, and other daily stresses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878093875
  • Publisher: Highlights Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Harrison is best known for picture books such as The Boy With a Drum, The Book of Giant Stories, and the recent Little Boy Soup. Somebody Catch My Homework is Mr. Harrison's first collection of verse. He lives in Springf

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