SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK by David L. Harrison

SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK

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Age Range: 6 - 11
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In his first collection of verse, the author of Little Boy Soup (1990) catches the school scene, from missing the bus on Monday morning to snuggling in with ``This book in bed,/This first FIRST book/I've ever read!'' In the meantime, there are not only challenges (``Does a capital q/That looks like a 2/Make sense to you?'') but emergencies (``I've gottogotothebathroom/The bathroom the bathroom'' has a comically urgent rhythm), rivalries, romances, and a quintessential ``worst boy in the whole class''--``wilder than a billygoat/And meaner than a pig''; school food; an impossible assignment (``But I'm half wild with fright!/You said to write two pages/And get them done tonight!''); there's also the title poem, an amusing tall tale of an excuse. It's all recognizable, neatly scanned, and genuinely funny. Lewin catches the lively characters--quizzical, wide-eyed, mischievous, or rueful--in just a few broad, adroitly drawn black lines to which she adds watercolor in cheerful colors. A winner- -to read aloud, pass around, and chortle over again. (Poetry. 6- 11)

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1993
ISBN: 1-878093-87-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1992




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