What really goes on at school! Funny poems and pictures explore the secret lives of school lunches, jungle gyms, pencils, and more.
About the Author
Kalli Dakos is known for her many books of poetry about school, including Don't Read This Book Whatever You Do: More Poems About School and If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School, both illustrated by G. Brian Karas. She is a reading specialist who regularly visits schools to teach poetry workshops. Ms. Dakos lives in Ontario, Canada.
Mike Reed’s pictures have appeared in Business Week and the Minneapolis Star Tribune as well as in children’s books. Mr. Reed lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Read an Excerpt
I've been taken hostage
By that creepy kid, Clark.
He stuck me in his desk,
Where it's smelly and dark.
He won't let me out
And he won't give me back.
I'm sitting here yelling,
"I'm in the desk, Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!"
Table of Contents
|The Class Goldfish (1)||10|
|Happy Birthday to You||16|
|The Teddy Bear in the Library||18|
|Flying Around the Classroom||20|
|David Grabs Me||26|
|The Class Goldfish (2)||28|
|Cold Dog on a Tray||29|
|The Bug in Teacher's Coffee||31|
|Schools Get Hung'ry Too||32|
|I'm the Teacher's Cookie||33|
|Ten Ants in the Classroom||34|
|Snowflake Peeking in the Window||38|
|The Class Goldfish (3)||39|
|The School Bell||40|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book of poems for younger school age children. The book has poems related to tings pertaining to school, such as " Math Test", " Ten Ants in the Classroom" and other funny poems. the illustrating are very cute and funny. The text and font style is formatted to draw attention to children.I bought this book for my classroom years ago. I really enjoyed this book and the kids love reading the poems. The poems are visually attractive and very funny, so the children enjoy relating to the school related silliness of each poem.In the classroom, I would read a story each week to the students and then have them make their own school related poems. Also it would be fun to have the children illustrate their own book of poems. There are companies that will publish books of class poems.
This book has a collection of funny school related poems. The poems were about different aspects of the school day, like the playground, lunchtime, and even school supplies. I liked the poem where the words went down the page sideways. The poems have a lot of good rhyming word and some poems were based on repetition. This book would be good to introduce children to poetry.Personal ReactionI really don't care for poetry, so this humorous approach to poetry is welcoming. I think of poetry as serious and meaningful, but this book really lightens it up. School children would love these silly poems about school. Classroom Extensions- When teaching the subject of poetry and learning the different styles, this would be a great introductory book.-After listening to the book, all of the children could create their own silly school poem.