Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

My Dog Ate My Homework!

My Dog Ate My Homework! Cover

My Dog Ate My Homework!

A Collection of Funny Poems

By Bruce Lansky; Stephen Carpenter (Illustrator)

Meadowbrook Press, Paperback, 9781416989134, 83pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2009

My Dog Ate My Homework is the first collection of Bruce Lansky's own poetry. This book helped make Lansky's reputation as a consistently entertaining poet with a unique voice and style. His poems are about someone named "I" or "me" who so resembles the readers, their siblings, friends, parents, pets, and teachers - they think Lansky is writing about them.

In this book, Lansky introduces us to:

-a "too friendly" dog who should be using Scope

-a teacher who resembles her students in her avoidance of homework

-a kid who thinks his cat isn't smart because it won't come when called and won't shake, beg or fetch

-a young "Romeo" who "climbed up the door and opened the stairs" after his first kiss

- a youngthter with a looth tooth who tellth a painful thtory about a bike cwath

-kids who start wishing their horrible old cook would come back after a new gourmet chef is hired

-two siblings would like their parents to know about each other

Lansky also offers a practical lesson on how to delay your bedtime and a sure cure for thumbsucking.

This book also includes several, charming fill-in-the blank poems perfect for morning announcements on the school P.A. plus some generic New Year's resolutions you can use in a pinch.

Because Lansky's poetry is about them, kids find it hilarious - and don't be surprised if reading this book puts a smile on your face, too.