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

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Following on the success of No More Homework; No More Tests and If Kids Ruled the School, Meadowbrook Press has established a strong track record for paperback poetry books about school. Kenn Nesbitt contributed poems to both anthologies. This book presents the best school poems of this rising star on the school circuit.

Kenn Nesbitt's When Teacher Isn't Looking contains humorous poems about school, covering everything from homework and tests to school lunches and detention. ...

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Overview

Following on the success of No More Homework; No More Tests and If Kids Ruled the School, Meadowbrook Press has established a strong track record for paperback poetry books about school. Kenn Nesbitt contributed poems to both anthologies. This book presents the best school poems of this rising star on the school circuit.

Kenn Nesbitt's When Teacher Isn't Looking contains humorous poems about school, covering everything from homework and tests to school lunches and detention. Nesbitt, well known on the school visit circuit, has contributed poems to many Meadowbrook Press humorous poetry anthologies.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684031286
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 267,987
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    When the teacher isnt looking

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    When the teacher isn't looking

    Lol

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