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If Pigs Could Fly: And Other Deep Thoughts (Bruce Lansky's Poems) Hardcover – September 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: Bruce Lansky's Poems (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook (September 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689832915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689832918
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,787,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bruce Lansky has been crowned the "King of Giggle Poetry," by his elementary school admirers. Altogether, his original poetry collections: If Pigs Could Fly, Funny Little Poems for Funny Little People, and My Dog Ate My Homework, and his poetry anthologies: Rolling in the Aisles, Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, A Bad Case of the Giggles, No More Homework! No More Tests! and Miles of Smiles, have sold over 2,000,000 copies. Lansky lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby-name books in North America. His other name books include: What's Your Baby's Name, Baby Names Around the World, The Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, The Very Best Baby Name Book in the Whole Wide World, 55000+ Baby Names, 25,000+ Baby Names, The Baby Name Survey Book, and the Mother of All Baby Names. He is also editor of a successful series of humor books, children's poetry books, and children's fiction.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I'm prompted to write this review after reading the others. Yes folks, Lansky's topics are crude. Poop figures heavily, as does snot (in fact, that's the topic of my favorite poem in this collection). However, Lansky's poems are both funny and clever. They make my kids laugh out loud (and me too). If your sensibility is to fine to be crude or if you have moral objections to bodily fluids (and I suspect that is the case with the other reviewers) then this isn't for you. But, if you're looking for funny, readable verse that kids will like, this is a great one.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bryce Lanskovitch on September 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I've been a fan of children's poetry since my parents bought me that first copy of Shel Silverstein's poetry. Unfortunately, this collection of dreary verse sent me running back to Silverstein to remind me of what children's poetry should be. The greats of children's poetry always demonstrated an undercurrent of joy in their efforts. It is an understatement to say that there is no joy inherent within the poetry in this book. Indeed, unlike Silverstein, who was always able to write with that sense of childlike wonder, this author only manages to write with childish ignorance. There is an almost frightening coarseness that underlies this verse, demonstrated by crude topics that should turn off most parents. I was not familiar with this author before picking up this title. There is nothing here that would tempt me to come back for another try. It's just another reminder that few can compete with Shel Silverstein.
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Format: Paperback
I am honestly shocked at the low ratings this book has recieved. I thought at first that perhaps a fellow writer had taken to trying to destroy the books credibility. On closer inspection I saw that it was just that people found many of the topics crude, and amateurish. I actually liked most of Mr Lansky's poetry. There are some off the wall topics but hey children do love things that are a bit gross. All in all I enjoyed it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paula Angell on October 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If pigs could fly then I'd like this book. Unfortunately, this book doesn't take off any better than a pseudo-aerodynamic swine. I'm a grade school teacher who is always searching for material to fill my students with a love for reading. Poetry, in its bite-sized snippets, often turns children on to reading more than lengthier prose. However, this particular book of poetry did not generate any enthusiasm among my students. My students were not able to elequently relate why they didn't enjoy this title, but I think I can guess. These poems don't speak with the "voice" of delight that appeals to children. It's not that the poems aren't silly. The problem is that these poems are amateurish, lacking the polish that the masterpieces of the genre demonstrate. This title shows that writing children's poetry is not easy. If it was, then maybe pigs could fly.
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