If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and Their Parents

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct 1, 1984 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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If you've ever had trouble apologizing or keeping a secret, had a crush or a broken heart, there's a poem here for you! Written with humor and understanding, Judith Viorst's poems are certain to delight children and adults alike -- and be read again and again.

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Judith Viorst knows children. She knows their hopes, their dreams, their hates, their loves, their frustrations and their joys. Viorst's audience is both parents and children alike - and these poems ... Read full review

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This book is a wonderful one to incorporate into the classroom. It uses poetry with repetition and rhyme to encourage readers who may be struggling. It will keep the interest of all ages and when read ... Read full review



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Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children’s picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which was made into a box-office favorite movie of the same name; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

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