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When the Teacher Isn't Looking: And Other Funny School Poems
by Kenn Nesbitt
Following on the success of 'No More Homework', 'No More Tests' and 'If Kids Rule the School', this book contains poetry books about school. It presents the best school poems from Kenn Nesbitt, a rising star on the school circuit.
Paperback, 75 pages
Published September 26th 2005 by Meadowbrook Press
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This classic book of children's poetry written by Kenn Nesbitt shows humorous accounts given in the form of poems that any student or educator can relate to. It is a revelation into what every student and teacher is thinking when they drag themselves out of bed and into school in the morning. In his poem, Good Morning, Dear Students, Nesbitt extends the opportunity for a child's imagination to soar as he describes what every student would rather be doing as the teacher addressing the students te ...more
I really loved this book. This collection of silly poems would be perfect for a teacher to read to the class to make them laugh. Students will be able to relate to the crazy going ons at the school in the book. While the kindergarten/1st grade crowd would enjoy it, the 2nd graders and up would probably really enjoy reading this themselves during silent reading or paired reading with a classmate. The rhyming poems have a nice, easy flow to them and I never had to reread a line to make it read cor ...more
Jul 30, 2015 Rachel rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Some of these poems are more outstanding than others, though children are sure to enjoy the classic themes revolving around school. Several of these poems lack consistent meter and are predictable, seeming to piggyback off writers like Silverstein and Prelutsky. However, Nesbitt is at his most winning when he is whimsical ("Jessica Jean") and endearing ("Lunchbox Love Note").
Oct 11, 2012 Brianna Morris rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a specialized anthology of poems about funny things that could happen in a classroom. The particular poem I liked was "Good Morning Dear Students," which talked about how the secretary announces that is okay to break all of the school rules but then announces that is April Fool's Day. This is a very fun collection of poems that may get children excited about reading poetry.
Oct 17, 2012 Savannah Shields rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a great, and fun book of poems for school aged children. It uses students crazy ideas about school and teachers, and puts them all into poems that gets children's minds boggling and creates a fun environment for the classroom.
Kenn Nesbitt is the author of several collections of funny poetry for kids, including Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, When the Teacher Isn't Looking, and The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! His poems have appeared many bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies from Scholastic with nearly 2 million copies in print. He is also th ...moreMore about Kenn Nesbitt...