My Dog Ate My Homework!: A Collection of Funny Poems (Paperback)

A Collection of Funny Poems

By Bruce Lansky, Stephen Carpenter (Illustrator)

Meadowbrook Press, 9781416989134, 83pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2009

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Description

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.

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