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A collection of comical poems on such subjects as school, bullies, aliens, dinosaurs, and monsters
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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 Unhappy Burglar
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®
Grade 1-5-- So everyone can't do light verse like Shel Silverstein. Or even Jack Prelutsky. At least they can try. McNaughton tries hard and his heart is in the right place--with grubby little kids. He understands their preoccupation with eating and being eaten, with smelly babies, with being small and at the mercy of boring, unfair adults, "If I were a bird/ My wings I would spread,/I'd swoop over you/ And plop on your head!" accompanies a picture of a small boy grimly led by a large, cross father. As the author himself says: "I'd love to write nice poetry;/ I'd like to be serious once in a while./ But I yam what I yam--I'm juvenile!/ It must be the devil in me." Some of the poems are too long; others are eminently forgettable. On the other hand, eight-year-old kids don't care if all the lines scan or not, and they'll like McNaughton's colorful illustrations, done in the same broad humor as the verses they accompany. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, NY
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