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Miles of Smiles: A Collection of Laugh-Out-Loud Poems

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You'll Find a Smile on Every Page of this Book!

Thousands of elementary-school students helped Bruce Lansky, “The King of Giggle Poetry,” pick the poems by Kenn Nesbitt, Joyce Armor, Joan Horton, Eric Ode, Dave Crawley, Ted Scheu, and other poets included in this book. If these poems don’t put a smile on your face, Stephen Carpenter’s hilarious illustrations surely will!
Paperback, 126 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Meadowbrook (first published January 1st 1998)
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Courtney Lau
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is a book of children's poems that students actually selected. They are all very funny and relate-able. This would be a very good book to have when introducing poetry because the poems are fun and make kids think poetry is more than just rhyming.
Jenna Jeffries
Miles of Smiles is a book filled with humorous poetry written by numerous authors but put together by one of the most well-known children’s poets, Bruce Lansky. The selection of poems are put into different categories such as “ME,” “PARENTS,” “SCHOOL,” “TALL TALES,” and many others to which primary students can relate. These poems are organized in a manner that makes sense for the reader, and the titles of each tells you exactly what you are about to read. “My Baby Brother,” for example, is a p ...more
Kaitlyn Stanfield
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Miles of Smiles is a book of Poetry for children. The book had several poems that I found very hysterical. Some poems were about siblings, some were about crushes, and some were about nursery rhymes. One poem in particular really stuck out to me, "Humpty Dumpty's Funeral". This poem took all the nursey rhymes from my childhood and tied them all together to go to Humpty's funeral, because he was "One Real Good Egg". The illustrations in the picture went along great with all the poems. In "Humpty' ...more
Eugenie
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This collection of laugh-out-loud poems were picked by thousands of elementary students. From "My Dog Ate My Homework" to "The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven" these poems are sure to interest students of all ages. This is a must have book for classroom libraries. It would be great for a quick attention getter read-aloud, or for shared reading and building fluency. The topics are kid-friendly and would be appealing for even reluctant readers. These poems could also be use
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Katlyn Peters
Oct 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
This book has lots of cute poems for children. I think that it was a good book but the poems werent that original. I would read it to kids but not use it as material to teach about poems or the structure of poems. I enjoyed this book.
Madison Butler
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this poem book because it is the perfect book or poems for beginners. All the poems in the book are relatable to children and they are super funny. They are also very easy to read and to understand how poems work! Perfect introduction of poetry to young readers.
Angela Record
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great to use for poetry with kids. Lots of funny short peoms!
Kendall
Nov 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Excellent chuckle-inducer. I should buy a copy of one of these to have on hand when babysitting!
Shunta
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, funny
I would use this book as a end of the school day book to let them leave with a laugh. instead of being anxious to go home they'd want to stay to hear the poems.
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Miles of smiles : kids pick the funniest poems : book #3 by Bruce Lansky (1998)
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I was born on June 1, 1941. My first home was an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side, a neighborhood that overlooked the George Washington Bridge. Soon after kindergarten, my family moved to Scarsdale, which seemed to be “in the country.” In high school, I broke my ankle when I went out for the lacrosse team, so I wrote a sports column for the school newspaper. I don't think I showed any part ...more
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