The Goof Who Invented Homework: And Other School Poemsby Kalli Dakos, Denise Brunkus
A collection of poems that reflect the varied, sometimes funny, sometimes serious activities and emotions of the school year. See more details below
A collection of poems that reflect the varied, sometimes funny, sometimes serious activities and emotions of the school year.
The majority of the selections are humorous. Some of the best, such as the title poem, are written in dialogue and capture children's voices and concerns authentically. "Bonkers" is a hilarious litany of excuses that drive the teacher crazy, "Thanksgiving" takes a wry look at would-be disasters that turn out all right in the end, and "The Book That Made Danny Cry" is a fitting tribute to the power of a good read. That last poem and others balance the collection with a more serious view of life, such as "Back Away! Back Away!" about a terminally ill classmate, and "Four Wishes" about a city kid's yearning for wide open spaces. Some of the poems are stronger than others, but this is an effective and welcome collection of verse, ably supported by Brunkus's fine and funny black-and-white drawings.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 6.36(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.51(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Kalli Dakos lives in Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Denise Brunkus lives in Pittstown, New Jersey, and Lenox, Massachusetts.
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