Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Humorous Poetry Books for Young People

According to studies of children’s poetry preferences, humorous poetry consistently ranks as one of their favorites. Here are examples of many popular collections of funny poems, keeping in mind that some things that are funny to one audience (wordplay, puns, zombies), may not be to another.

The list begins:

            Bagert, Brod. 2008. School Fever. Ill. by Robert Neubecker. New York: Dial.

            Brown, Calef. 2008. Soup For Breakfast. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Ciardi, John. 1962/1987. You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. Reprinted. New York: HarperTrophy, 1987.

Dahl, Roald. 2002. Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. New York: Knopf.

Dakos, Kalli. 1996. The Goof Who Invented Homework and Other School Poems. New York: Dial.

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