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Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain

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Fall into a wonderful collection of humorous and whimsical poems that take you to a world where mice wear roller skates, a girl turns into a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, and a baseball embarks on an unexpected trip. Find out what happens when you have one too many peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches; hear from a girl who has, of all things, worms for pets; and discover ...more
Nook, 191 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Copperplate Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
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Heather Alderman
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, fun kids poetry. I probably would have enjoyed it even more if I had a little to read it aloud to.
Betsy
Jul 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was a kid, children's poetry certainly existed but as far as I knew nobody was out there actively promoting the idea that I read the stuff. Our schools didn't have Poetry Month. Poem In Your Pocket Day was hardly the norm. And the idea of a Children's Poet Laureate? Unheard of! Absurd! Still, I read a little poetry on my own. There was always Jack Prelutsky, who I considered the poor man's Shel Silverstein. Now Silverstein THAT was a dude who knew what appealed to kids. Though he had an ...more
Hannah
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a whimsical and fun collection of poems that captures the essence of childhood. Some are silly, others are introspective, but all engage young readers with the fun that is poetry. Vance uses the art as well as font size and shape well in adding an extra layer to her work. I enjoy reading this for myself as well as with my students.
Pat
Apr 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a breath of fresh air! This is children's poetry at its best -- no crude or bratty humor; just funny, sincere, and whimsical poems that capture the joys, wonders, and trials of growing up, as seen through a child's eyes. The author doesn't talk down to children; in fact, she used words that challenge their vocabularies without overwhelming them. (If you buy from the author's website, www.suziebitner.com, as I did, you get a free "Suzie companion dictionary" with over 250 words defined for ...more
Ashleyd
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poetry (DDC 811.52) - Features 124 children's poems. All realistic and child focused poems. Some are introspective and others are silly. Vance's illustration style is Silverstein-ish. I liked the way that she used word-size and fonts to add to the poetry style. For example, the different text size in "Journey" that the most important part of the poem are the world is "Where would you go?". Many of the poems lend themselves to lessons about visualization, especially the poem "Sweet Dreams" about ...more
Esther Choi
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This book has over 100 light-hearted, fun, and imaginative poems. Some of the stories are just for fun, while others incorporate realistic problems children face, including bullying, cooties, being an older sibling, and nightmares. It could be a fun idea to read one every morning to incorporate poetry into the classroom.

Interest Level: K-3
Grade Level Equivalent: N/A
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Genre: Poetry
Theme: fun, rhymes, imagination, self-connections
Avaj
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Such a cute book of poetry. This is a great book to pull out in the classroom during a transitional time. It will grab the attention of the children and make them giggle with every silly poem it holds.
Pat
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The poems are great; but,unfortunately, the e-book doesn't have the fun fonts that add so much. I still love it, though!
Magpie6287
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, charming, and very wholesome. This is one of those poetry books I will come back to again and again. A refreshing book in such a fast-paced world.
Jennifer H.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
My two boys liked this book a lot, and I truly enjoyed the poems as well. Great book to read together!
Jami
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-kids-books
A fun and easy read for all the kids. The look and feel is very Shel Silverstein.
Barbara R.
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
:-) It has a special place in my heart. I had so much fun writing this and illustrating it, and now sharing it with others!
Mckinley
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, ya, favorite
Lots of good stuff.

This except - re: last night discuss.

And if you best
was not as good
As you hoped it would be,
You still could say,
"I gave today
All that I had in me."
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