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Poems I wrote when no one was looking

Author: Alan Katz; Edward Koren
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Presents a treasury of more than one hundred whimsical poems that frolic on the lighter side of everything from school and siblings to sports and friendship, in a volume complemented by black-and-white illustrations.

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Genre/Form: Children's poetry, American
American poetry
Humorous poetry, American
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Katz; Edward Koren
ISBN: 9781416935186 1416935185
OCLC Number: 185095700
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A buck had some dough --
A pair is always two --
A snail and a --
Baby sister's hair: shampooable --
Cat on the bathtub --
Coloring books are delightful --
Daddy can be very forgetful --
Daddy's downloading music --
Dad has a big nose --
Dad said not to say "butt" anymore --
Dad's having a steak --
Dad's in theater --
Don't take too many gumdrops --
Eskimos kiss with their noses --
Fifty-two men --
Garage sale! Garage sale! --
Grandma dragged me to the ballet --
Grandpa and my --
Hot bread! Fresh butter! --
Hut, hut, hike --
I am a baby stuck here in a crib --
I belong to the --
I didn't do it --
I don't have a father --
I don't like the ampersand --
If someone shakes a soda can --
If you ask me, we should ban silent K --
If you have prosperity --
If you lend me a bell --
If you're playing bullfighter --
I have a report due Friday --
I have pasta for every meal --
I just found out --
I just scaled Mount Everest --
I know a plumber named Plummer --
I learned to spell Cincinnati --
I left my books on the library lawn --
I'm about to get my brother in trouble --
I make believe my spaghetti is worms --
I'm with Mom and Dad at the movies --
In my room for weeks --
I only eat foods that begin with "c-h" --
I take Vitamin A --
I think Mom thinks we're crustaceans --
I think my sister is a dog --
It's 7 a.m. --
I've been sitting and waiting --
I've got a DVD --
I've got a headache --
I went to Maine --
I wish for peace --
I won a million tickets --
Listening to rock --
March March March --
Mike gave it to Danny --
Mom misplaced her car keys --
Mommy walks real slowly. Mom said, "From now on, you do your own wash" --
Mom's hair is straight --
Mom tells me coconut oil --
Mom yells to me --
Most dogs are good at chasing sticks --
My brother is so wacky --
My brother said he is hot every day --
My brother was stealing --
My father has a GPS --
My favorite letter of the alphabet --
My Mom is 37 --
My name is Albert Feinstein --
My name is Shannon Bannon --
My sister plays the violin --
My sister's name is Cora --
My sister stopped wearing diapers --
My sister threw out her knife and fork --
My two brothers --
My very cheap grandfather --
New Jersey --
Please don't bang --
Please draw some blood --
Snap snap snap snap snap snap snap --
The dentist advised --
The lint in my brother's navel --
There is no poem on this page --
There's a baby in Mommy's tummy --
The time is now 2:52 --
The zoo is quite a lively place --
Think of a number --
This is it, poem one hundred --
Tomorrow's Mommy's birthday --
Two geese in Greece --
Walla Walla --
We need a new P.A. system --
We ring when we come to visit --
We went to the three-dollar movies --
When Daddy painted the den --
When I change the baby --
When I grow up --
When Mommy orders coffee --
When the pizza man threw up his pizza --
You ask if I'm dressed.
Responsibility: Alan Katz ; with drawings by Edward Koren.
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Collection of humorous poems for children. 


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"Accompanied by Koren's impish, characteristically furry caricatures, Katz's comedic poems take aim at familiar experiences like family squabbling and avoiding homework, while offering child-centric Read more...

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