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When the Teacher Isn't Looking: And Other Funny School Poems

When the Teacher Isn't Looking: And Other Funny School Poems

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by Kenn Nesbitt, Mike Gordon
     
 

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Students and teachers will roar as Kenn Nesbitt pokes fun at silly school topics with dozens of wacky poems.

Who knew school lunches and detention could be so funny? Kenn Nesbitt, that's who! Do you attend a school like the one Kenn Nesbitt describes in this hysterically funny collection of poems? There’s a frenzied food fight in the cafeteria. For show-and

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Students and teachers will roar as Kenn Nesbitt pokes fun at silly school topics with dozens of wacky poems.

Who knew school lunches and detention could be so funny? Kenn Nesbitt, that's who! Do you attend a school like the one Kenn Nesbitt describes in this hysterically funny collection of poems? There’s a frenzied food fight in the cafeteria. For show-and-tell, kids burp the ABCs. Recently, “pet days” have been banned (and for good reason). And the funniest things happen when the teacher isn’t looking. Kids and teachers rate these rhymes A+ (and you will, too).

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Renee Farrah
The words joyfully tumble off the pages in these poems, just as children will joyfully tumble laughing. The days of the dog ate my homework are gone and are replaced by "My Computer Ate My Homework," in which after hours of typing, the computer erases everything despite the fact it "didn't prompt me to confirm." Each poem has an unexpected twist that prevents each poem from ending flat. For example, the poem "Amanda Ate An Orange" sounds harmless enough, until it is revealed she is actually eating crayons. In the case of "Falling Asleep in Class" it is the teacher not a student who puts their head down on their desk for a nap and wakes up when class is over. You get your usual school topics of cafeteria food, homework, substitutes, and holidays, but not all poems show ants only taking cafeteria dishes, homework completing dogs, a very jolly December substitute, or showing up for a class Halloween party one week early. These are extremely entertaining poems that are definitely reread-worthy. Gray scale illustrations take up most of the page and are as energetic as the words that inspired them. Reviewer: Renee Farrah

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684031286
Publisher:
Meadowbrook
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Giggle Poetry Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
373,506
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
710L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kenn Nesbitt wrote his first children's poem, "Scrawny, Tawny Skinner," in 1994, inspired by having dinner with a friend whose four-year-old daughter did everything she could to get out of eating her dinner! Since then, Kenn has written five books of humorous children's poetry. His poems have been included in many anthologies of humorous children's poetry, including If Kids Ruled the School and No More Homework! No More Tests!, on audio CDs and in textbooks. His poems have also been featured on the TV show Jack Hanna's Wildlife Adventures on The Family Channel. His website Poetry4kids.com is the number 2 website for children's poetry. Kenn lives in Spokane, WA with his wife and two children.

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When The Teacher isn't Looking: And Other Funny School Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the book when the teacher isn't looking is a great poetry book. The book has Manny poems that are funny/humorous such as 'sharpen,sharpen,sharpen' , and 'Ancient Romans, Ancient Greeks. The book doesn't have only funny poem it has some poems that Manny children can relate to such as 'Last Nights Nightmares' and 'Rest in Peas'. I would recommend this book to anyone who like's Poetry, Reading, and humor
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago