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School's in session and here's your introduction to some of the wildest, most undisciplined, and ROWDIEST students in class. They're talkative, sneaky, disgusting, and...well...a bunch of animals!
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published July 8th 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Animals Anonymous by Richard Michelson is book of poetry that will give you a new perspective on the kids in your class. They are mostly about a boy and some are about kids in his class or his teachers. A few of them are also silly, short ones for fun. Most of them have deep meaning, or a great moral behind them. One of the poems implies that you should be who you want to be. That you shouldn't care what others think. Not only are you getting morals in a poem, the book was beautifully ...more
Dec 11, 2008 Rebecca rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 8th grade and up
A collection of poetry aimed at teens, written about animals and illustrated with complex notebook-and-ballpoint-pen doodles. The format is cool, but I'm not sure that the average teen will seek this out. It would be fun to try out loud like a rap or poetry slam, except that the poems aren't *that* good when they stand alone. Might be interesting to give to those who loved Shel Silverstein as kids.