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Once upon a time there was a story. It was a lovely story with absolutely NO BEARS in it-not a SINGLE BEAR anywhere.
Then one day...MORE BEARS!
KENN NESBITT is possibly the funniest and most sought-after children's poet writing today. When he's not writing, podcasting, updating his website (poetry4kids.com), or visiting schools sharing his wacky brand of humor with kids across America, Kenn can be found cuddling his collection of stuffed bears. He seriously cannot get enough of bears. Or chickens.
TROY CUMMINGS has been drawing goofy animals pretty much nonstop since kindergarten. His illustrations have appeared in newspapers, in magazines, on websites, on frozen fish stick packages, and in hospital waiting rooms. He hibernates in Greencastle, Indiana, with his wife and cubs.
Who knew school lunches and detention could be so funny? Kenn Nesbitt, that's who! Do you attend a school like the one Kenn Nesbitt describes in this hysterically funny collection of poems? There's a frenzied food fight in the cafeteria. For show-and-tell, kids burp the ABCs. Recently, "pet days" have been banned (and for good reason). And the funniest things happen when the teacher isn't looking. Kids and teachers rate these rhymes A+ (and you will, too).
The Armpit of Doom includes seventy new poems about crazy characters, funny families, peculiar pets, comical creatures, and much, much more.
Irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt was spawned in the same cracked petri dish as Jack Prelutsky, to whom he is the natural heir. A title guaranteed to generate “No, wait, read this one!” responses, The Armpit of Doom is more mayhem from one of the masters.
(J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, author of Please Bury Me in the Library and many other books for children)
Kenn Nesbitt wrote a book of poems
A funny one I think.
And though it’s colored black and white
Watch it tickle you PINK!
(Douglas Florian, author and illustrator of Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings)
Is there anything Kenn Nesbitt can't write a poem about? The Armpit of Doom features five dozen poems full of clever wordplay, impeccable rhythms and funny punch lines. To borrow from one of Kenn's titles, Please Don't Read This Poem, my advice is, "Please do read this book!"
(Bob Raczka, author of Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys and Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word)
Kenn Nesbitt's brain is the clown car of children's poetry. I don't know how they all fit in there, but they keep tumbling out, one after another, each one funnier than the one before it. (Eric Ode, poet and songwriter. Author of When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems)
I liked ARMPIT (the book) a lot. Armpits are not my favorite body part. (Bruce Lansky, author of If Pigs Could Fly... And Other Deep Thoughts)
Despite the many warnings ("Please Don't Read This Poem!") kids cannot escape the odorous allure of Nesbitt's THE ARM PIT OF DOOM! No problem. They won't want to! Instead they will find "There's only one solution. Here's what you'll have to do: Tell all your friends and family they shouldn't read it too!" (Charles Ghigna, AKA "Father Goose," author of Score! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire)
What makes this collection most special are the contemporary details sprinkled throughout (the iPod, XBox, and Kindle, Red Bull, J.K. Rowling, scrunchies, computer woes). Kids will really love the clever nonsense in poems like "On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust" and "It's Fun to Leave the Spaces Out." Teachers, beware: theirsentencesmightlooklikethisforafewdaysafterreadingthisbook!" (Janet Wong, author of You Have to Write)
Fans of Kenn Nesbitt will gobble up this new offering, which combines his infallible command of rhyme scheme with the hilarious--yet oddly contemplative--wisdom of a child pondering the world.
(Joyce Sidman, author of Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature)
It's time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you--so fill it with something that will feed the imagination, fuel a love of reading, and send them off to sleep in a snap. Reach for a one-minute poem!
Former Children's Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt presents a blockbuster collection of all-new poetry penned by some of the most beloved and celebrated poets of our time, including Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Lemony Snicket, Jane Yolen, and many more. Illuminated with dreamlike wit and whimsy by New York Times illustrator and award-winning artist Christoph Niemann, here is a new bedtime classic.
When the busy day is drawing to a close and the whole family is ready for rest, take a minute for poetry and send your little one off to sleep.
Take a deep breath. Hold on tight. Fasten your seat belt! The Biggest Burp Ever is another epic romp of rib-tickling rhyme on the endless roller coaster ride known as Kenn's prolific pen! --Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®
Kenn Nesbitt has an amazing power: He’s a poet whose punchlines aim straight for the funny bone and rarely, if ever, miss. Here, in this brand-new collection, the Master of the Looney-verse pays another welcome visit to planet Mirth, delivering a pun-packed pummeling that is guaranteed to leave young readers everywhere reeling with joy. – Graham Denton, children’s poet and anthologist
The Biggest Burp Ever by Kenn Nesbitt dials up the silly factor to 11. With a verbal palette as bright as childhood itself, the Children’s Poet Laureate covers topics from Xboxes to pizzas to pets and delivers a chuckle on every one. Fair warning: Upon reading one of his punchlines, I had milk coming out of my nose, and I hadn’t even drunk any. --Brian P. Cleary, author of the Words are CATegorical series
Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry is adored by kids. They just can't get enough of the great beats, wonderful imagery, and good ol' belly laughs his poetry contains! With over a hundred poems included, most of them new but some old favorites too, My Hippo Has the Hiccups is a laugh-out-loud good time. The audio CD features lots of the great poem readings and zany humor that make Kenn one of the most widely sought school speakers in the country.
From angry vegetables to misbehaving robots to the boy who is only half a werewolf, these are all officially poems Kenn totally made up:
my robot does my homework! | i bought a pet banana! | when vegetables are angry...
Be sure to visit Kenn online at the world's most popular poetry site for kids: poetry4kids.com
Revenge of the Lunch Ladies is sure to keep the laughs coming with each giggle-packed page. Kenn Nesbitt has created forty-five silly poems and songs all about school. Following the success of When the Teacher Isn't Looking, this book combines Nesbitt's talent and sense of humor to deliver a knee-slapping collection. If silly principals and crazy lunch ladies don't have you laughing, a science project that ate the student's dog will!
A collection of weird and wonderful poems. Follow one boy through his day as he plays with his friends and creates havoc along the way. Written by Kenn Nesbitt, this collection is accompanied by the quirky illustrations of Sophie Burrows.
• Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters.
• Text type: A poetry book
• Pages 22 and 23 show the boy’s memories of his day, allowing children to recap and discuss the poems they have read.
• Curriculum links: Citizenship: Taking Part; Literacy: Poems to Perform.
• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
My Cat Knows Karate includes seventy new poems about goofy gadgets, kooky characters, funny families, absurd situations, and much, much more.
Another side-splitting collection of poetry from beloved children's poet Kenn Nesbitt!
Following up the bestselling collection, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, Kenn Nesbitt dares to go where no poet has gone before, creating a whole host of laugh-out-loud scenarios involving animals doing extreme sports.
Kids love Kenn's clever word play and wonderful imagery. This collection also includes an audio CD of Kenn reading the poems in his inimitable style. And Ethan Long provides the perfect complement to Kenn's poetry with his brilliant line drawings.
With poems like "My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye" and "I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack," this collection shines bright with rhymes that are full of jokes, thrills, and surprises. Animals Doing Extreme Sports will keep kids laughing—and loving poetry.