The Other Side of Normal: Humorous Poems for Kids of Every Age

The Other Side of Normal: Humorous Poems for Kids of Every Age


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If you enjoy humorous poetry then you are sure to enjoy this latest assortment of poems written by Bill Schoff and illustrated by Dan Dodge. In this collection, Bill has tackled everything from the imaginative and make-believe world of children to the everyday situations in which they may find themselves. He boldly ventures into the nautical realm of pirates and to the dismal lairs of monsters and other creatures. Each poem provides readers with its own unique and hilarious twist! For example, imagine rubbing elbows with the Little Swamp Rats, a group of displaced youngsters who serenade readers with the splendors of living in the swamp! Or try testing your skill with a cutlass against that of Hammerhead Hannah, a fearless pirate princess whom even the bravest of buccaneers dare not cross! And anyone who considers himself clever should try matching wits with the Ingenious Genie, a little rascal who can easily get the better of you with a simple wave of his hand. These are only a few of the amusing characters readers will encounter in the pages of The Other Side of Normal! This enjoyable assortment is guaranteed to appeal to young and old like with its combination of humorous situations, clever word play and laugh-out-loud illustrations. It is a wonderful book for independent readers or as a read-to-me book for younger children. Parents and teachers will enjoy it as well with its vocabulary boosting language and creative imagery. This is Bill's fourth book, and his 35 + years of experience with children, including 26 as an elementary classroom teacher and several as a summer camp counselor, have given him continual insight into the world of kids and what makes them laugh. His other titles include I'm Not Feeling Like Myself Today, Something Strange, and If Life Were a Hollywood Movie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478748045
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Bill Schoff lives in upstate New York with his two cats. He is an elementary classroom teacher and has been teaching for 26 years. He enjoys hiking, reading,
photography and writing. In addition to his books, Bill is also hard at work on adapting his works for children's theater as well as audio and video production.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bill is extremely talented when it comes to poetry and his imagination sets the bar extremely high!!