A collection of poems that take a look at the grosser, weirder, funnier side of life, including "A Giant Gorilla Came Up to Me," "Itchy Feet," and "If Ever Aliens."
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
The Ballad Of Firtilstern United
Beware The Beastly Bogeyman
The Crocodile's Brushing His Teeth
Don't Stick That Marble Up Your Nose!
Doris The Pirate
A Giant Gorilla Once Came Up To Me
Giants I Have Known
Good Enough To Eat
A Gottle O'gear
Here Kitty, Kitty
The Human Beanpole
I Once Saw A Fish Up A Tree
I Ran Away With The Circus
I'm Garglin' In The Rain
If Ever Aliens
If I Were A Bird
If You're Worried 'cause You're Little
It Must Be The Devil In Me
Jack The Lad
Lazy Maisy's Out Of Bed
The Lion's Den
Mom Is Having A Baby!
The Moon Is Full
My Best Friend, Bob
Nosher And Rosie Lavender
Nothing Is Worse Than A Frog In The Throat
Oh, The Embarrassment
On Your Head Be It!
Overheard At The T. Rex Taverna
Romeo, O Romeo
Said The Boy To The Dinosaur
Sir Percy Brocklehurst Pocketknife
Smedley Was Deadly
Sometimes I Think You Don't Listen To A Word I Say!
That Little Monster Frankenstein
That's The Way To Do It!
They Call Me Harley. Man, Ah'm Cool!
The Third Worst Pome Wot I Ever Ritted
The Three Ers
To Baldy Go ...
The Un'appy Burguller
When I Grow Up
Who's Been Sleeping In My Porridge?
Why Are The Kids So Mean At School?
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
"Robot's dead./ Lack of grease./ Parson said,/ 'Rust in peace.' " Working in forms that range from pithy quatrains to two-page mock epics, McNaughton (Making Friends with Frankenstein) offers the elementary school set another survey of the comic verse form. No one can accuse McNaughton of not identifying with his audience or of failing to understand their taste for the rather gross. He cheerfully applies his art to baby and bird poop, marbles stuck up the nose, etc. A few poems are truly inspired, like the lament of a child whose mother has turned into a pirate: "I can't go to school now,/ Because, to be frank,/ Mom will threaten teachers/ With walking the plank!" Unfortunately, this collection is uneven, with many verses devoted to overextended one-liners or tired conceits. What's more, McNaughton's Briticisms may be lost on young audiences here: punch lines refer to Debrett's, Boxing Day and the like. Conversely, the attempted Americanisms fall flat ("They call me Harley./ Man, Ah'm cool!"). The accompanying illustrations provide good comic riffs, although there's not enough of the visual vaudeville that distinguishes McNaughton's best work. Ages 5-10.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Candlewick, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0763613800
Book Description Candlewick, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110763613800
Book Description Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0763613800 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2003662