The Armpit of Doom (Paperback)

Funny Poems for Kids

By Rafael Domingos (Illustrator), Kenn Nesbitt

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781477590287, 132pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/27/2018)
Paperback, Large Print (10/27/2018)

List Price: 9.95*
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Kids love Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry With their rollicking rhythms, playful rhymes, and mischievous twists, kids can't stop reading these poems.

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, US Children's Poet Laureate, author of Please Bury Me in the Library)

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)

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 aren't my favorite body part.
(Bruce Lansky, author of If Pigs Could Fly... And Other Deep Thoughts and My Dog Ate My Homework)

Despite the many warnings ("Please Don't Read This Poem ") kids cannot escape the odorous allure of Nesbitt's THE ARMPIT 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)

About the Author

Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for children, including The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World, More Bears!, The Tighty-Whitey Spider, and My Hippo Has the Hiccups. He is also the creator of the world's most popular children's poetry website,