Laugh-Eteria

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 157 pages
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Karate Kids
One was a black belt.
One was a brown.
One had a loose be
His pants fell down.

Silly, irreverent, and always clever, these poems showcase Douglas Florian's talent for creating outrageously entertaining verse. More than 150 witty poems accompanied by droll black-and-white drawings will knock the socks off devoted poetry fans and newcomers alike.
 

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User Review  - KristinaCotten - LibraryThing

Summary: My favorite two poems are "Why my homework is missing and Funny Honey". The poetry in this book is meant to make the children laugh but yet get a great funny visual in their heads. Reaction ... Read full review

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User Review  - wroesch - LibraryThing

This book has some cute line drawings in it but is mostly all about the poetry. I have to say that I could find better funny poetry than this but it is good for a chukle or two. They would be better for the kids but not for mine which are all about the pictures. Read full review

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Contents

Geet Up
7
Ogres Are Ugly
8
Visionary
9
Sticks and Stones
11
The Last Piece of Cake
12
Licorice Wish
13
Giants
14
Interruption
15
Dinostory
83
The Dreaded Dreeth
84
What Id Like to Share
85
Digital Dude
86
Burpday Cake
87
Inventions Id Like to See
89
School Schedule
90
Pizza Treatsa
91

Grownup
16
Downsize
18
Unique Horn
20
Good Humor
21
Far Gone Fishing
22
There Was a Young Woman Named Clare
24
There Was an Old Person Named Bruce
25
Baby Face
26
News Flash
27
Car Rot
28
The Ooze
29
Gum Drop
30
Report Card
31
Ogre Argument
33
Doing Time
34
Why My Homework Is Missing
35
Maskquito
36
Lullaby to a Fly
37
The King Is Cruel
38
Pity Ditty
40
Nothing to Fear
41
Arithmetickle
42
Fishy
43
Graffiti Graffiti
44
Zero Hero
45
READ THIS POEM
46
On Saturday November Third
47
Brush Rush
48
They Gave Me
49
Batty
50
Baseball Bats
51
Poem for Rent
52
Gator Dater
53
Dineosaurs
55
Hand to Hand
56
Pass Out
57
Day Off
59
Monster Menu
60
Beware the Beast
61
Good Beds
62
Bad Beds
65
Moon Boon
66
Planeatery
67
Funny Honey
68
Aunteater
69
Home Cookin
70
Pig Out
71
Good Conduct
72
Weather Wise
73
Open Mind
74
Brain Drain
75
Brat Chat
77
ITurn UTurn
78
Bad Hair Day
79
Unsafe Sofa
80
Homebody
81
Cruel Rule
82
Reptile Style
92
The Eels
93
Stupid Stew
94
Food Mood
95
School Lunch
96
CB JB
98
Substitute Teacher
99
Witches Wishes
100
Once a Year
101
If You Suffer Smelly Feet
102
Rose Nose
103
A Lot Dog
104
Monster Meatballs
105
Lead Head
106
Dont Drink Ink
107
Some Nieces Are Nice
108
Directions to the End of the World
109
The Tide
110
Silly Pilly
111
Dont Drag a Dragon
112
Heroex
113
Grow Up
114
Package Deal
115
Why?
117
Dinosaw
118
Camels
119
Todays Weather
120
DONT
121
DoItYourself Poem
122
Monstory
124
Monster Meal
125
Mr Medd and Mr Redd
126
Caveat to a Brat
127
Dinomore
128
T Rex
129
Steak Mistake
130
Who Knew Newton?
131
Hello My Name Is Dracula
133
Sighclops
135
Good Wood
136
Treetice
137
There Was an Old Woman Named Rose
138
There Was a Young Person Named Blair
139
Limo Seen
141
Keep Your Eyes
142
Rules of Speaking
143
Question to a Basketball Player
144
Shuttle Scuttle
145
Class Clown
146
Food for Thought
148
Anonymous
149
Alien Lullaby
150
Index of Titles
152
Index of First Lines
155
Other Books by Douglas Florian
158
For more laughs dont miss
160
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About the author (2008)

DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books, including mammalabilia, insectlopedia, and beast feast. He lives in New York City.

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