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Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems

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A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood

From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of slurping Jell-O, this playful poetry collection--cleverly told from the point of view of a child--highlights all the bumps and thrills of being a kid. Jenny Whitehead explores a variety of poetic forms with a range of rhymes,
Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 3rd 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks (first published April 3rd 2001)
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Ciara Plackett
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I enjoyed reading the poetry from this book because it brought me back to my childhood. The poems vary some are narratives some are made up formats and some are lyrical. The pictures are also really enhance the poems, they help the reader imagine what is going on in the poems. My favorite poems in the book are "The First Day of School" and "The 179th Day of School". They are placed side by side in the book because they go hand in hand, and the poems are just so true and they ju
Taryn Vogel
Personal Reaction: I really like the childlike atmosphere I got when I read these poems. It brought me back to feelings I had when I was going through elementary school. The poems were very light and fun, so it was a very enjoyable read.

Purpose: I think this would be a great poetry book to read for fun to students 1st-4th grade. Since the poems are a little childlike, younger students would be able to enjoy them more. These could be poems to use as an icebreaker on the first day of school, or fo
Hannah Taylor
Personal reaction: I really like how the illustrations in this collection of poetry helped tell the story of each poem. They were bright and colorful and reminded me of being a little kid.

Purpose: There are a series of particular poems in this collection that would be great to read aloud to Kindergarteners near the beginning of the year - 'It's Off to Kindergarten' - where the child does not want to go to school at first because she is afraid to leave home. The following poems talk about how the
Jordan Caton
This is a really cute book with a main theme of school. It is broken up into 4 sections: Training Wheels, In Full Swing, Appeteasers, and Winding Down.
Each section has its own theme within it, while all still applying to the main books theme of school. There are poems of all different sizes. Some take the whole double spread while some are just a few words.

There are many things I like about this book. First, as I mentioned, the sections. I like how there are themes within themes. Also, there a
This book is so cute! It reminded me of my childhood in so many ways. Some of the poems are called, "The Fist Day of School", "It's Bath Time", I Loth My Tooth", "A Bad Hair Day", and "The Dance Recital." Just by reading the titles of some of these, I'm sure they can remind you of a time during your childhood. One poem was called, "It's off to Kindergarten" and it had five different little poems to tell the story of the poem. The first little poem was called, "The 1st Morning" and the second one ...more
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Love this book! I got the opportunity to meet the author at a young authors conference when I was in the fifth grade. I think these poems are great for the beginning of the school year and shows the lightness and fun of poetry. I would be neat to create a class poem.
Jen Zuvella
This was by far my favorite poetry book; the poems were so fun and cute. Children will definitely love this book and the poems in it. I knew when I picked this book out I would love it, just by looking at the cover. It will keep the class entertained for hours. The poems are the perfect length for the younger children and the book covers everything that could happen as a kid. Jenny Whitehead did a great job with this book; I hope she has others because I would go get them. Even the illustrations ...more
If you enjoy reading poetry, then this book is for you! The book called Lunchbox Mail and other poems by Jenny Whitehead and it is a quick read so it won't take you very long to finish. It is a good book and it will get you laughing like crazy! Jenny Whitehead thought up some really interesting poems-and they are not all about lunch and school. There are other poems as well. It is a great book and I recommend reading it!
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