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Getting the Best of Me

Getting the Best of Me

90 Favorite School & Family Poems

Here they are, a freshly-picked collection of ninety (Yes, 90!) of Ted’s ‘funnest’ and most ‘heartful’ poems for kids generously filling 162 delicious pages, with stunning, heart-tickling photos of Vermont kids from Peter Lourie. This super-size prize is brimming with honesty and humor. Take a big bite, and enjoy! Here’s what Kenn Nesbitt, the current US Children’s Poet Laureate said about this collection: “There is so much JOY on every page of this book that you can’t help but smile the whole way through!”

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I Froze My Mother

I Froze My Mother

And Other Seriously Funny Family Poems

Here comes a house-full of dreams, screams, groans, and giggles. Family life has never been more humorously or honestly portrayed in poems than in I Froze My Mother. In this collection of 58 rhyming poems, children ages 7 to 11 will find answers to nagging childhood questions and problems. Kids will zoom through this collection before their mother even thaws. I Froze My Mother is one of the funniest, freshest collections of poems for kids to tumble down the stairs in years. Give it a test giggle today.

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Now I Know My ZBCs

Now I Know My ZBCs

59 School Poems for Young Gigglers

Learn your ZBCs! Discover the truth about Bellysmurps! Bring a real bear to Teddy Bear Day! (Hey, it’s just another normal day at school!) Welcome to another fun collection of school poems for young gigglers from the rhymy brain of Ted Scheu, That Poetry Guy! As he does in each of his collections (this is his 4th!), the celebrated children’s poet from Vermont has, in “ZBCs,” perfectly captured life in a primary classroom, with all the inside twists and outside turns-both funny and poignant-of school life.

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I Threw Out My Brother

I Threw My Brother Out

A Laughable Lineup of Sports Poems

In this sweetly hilarious collection of 58 sports poems, Ted Scheu covers just about all the sports bases-with poems with tips for winning games (and happily losing), handling confusing coaches, sports dreams, and dislikes-often from the perspective of the not-so-super star kid. No one in the galaxy captures kids’ wins and losses better in verse than Ted. And, once again, Peter Lourie’s stunning photographs are all home runs!

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I Tickled My Teachers

I Tickled My Teachers

62 Hilariously Heartful School Poems

In this collection, kids ages 6 to 11 will find real-life tips on how to do their best in school, or at least survive with a smile. You’ll be totally tickled (and so will your teachers, whether they like it or not!) Yes, here come more dangerously funny poems from one of the most hilarious and “heartful” children’s poets in the solar system.

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Some Day I’ll be a Teacher

Here they are—60 of the ‘funnest,’ smartest poems about school and teachers in the solar system!

Leave it to children’s poet (and veteran elementary teacher) Ted Scheu to capture, spot-on, how kids see their teachers and themselves, as they navigate a school day. With his trademark humorous rhyming verse, Ted describes the ups and downs and smiles and frowns in every elementary classroom. These powerful poems, and the sparkling Pete Lourie photographs that illustrate them, will absolutely brighten your day. This collection is a perfect gift for your favorite teacher, or just for yourself!

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