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Full of crazy poems which will make you laugh out loud. You may see yourself in them, or they may remind you of your children or grandchildren. In this follow-up to "A Small Book of Kick-Arse Poetry" Lissa Judd again focuses on the 12-15 tear-old who is reading-averse, but she succeeds in producing a book with wide appeal. The Kick-Arse Poetry books strive to entice those Full of crazy poems which will make you laugh out loud. You may see yourself in them, or they may remind you of your children or grandchildren. In this follow-up to "A Small Book of Kick-Arse Poetry" Lissa Judd again focuses on the 12-15 tear-old who is reading-averse, but she succeeds in producing a book with wide appeal. The Kick-Arse Poetry books strive to entice those with poor reading skills who flounder at the edge of education systems: those who may have learned that reading is an onerous task with few rewards. These books attempt to engage the disengaged. Underpinning the wacky verse is a deliberate strategy to improve vocabulary and enhance self-esteem. They champion the average and the ordinary, and uplift the weary and downtrodden. A glossary has been included in this book - a breath of fresh air that blows away dull dictionary pages and replaces them with definitions and examples that are as hilarious as the poetry.


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Full of crazy poems which will make you laugh out loud. You may see yourself in them, or they may remind you of your children or grandchildren. In this follow-up to "A Small Book of Kick-Arse Poetry" Lissa Judd again focuses on the 12-15 tear-old who is reading-averse, but she succeeds in producing a book with wide appeal. The Kick-Arse Poetry books strive to entice those Full of crazy poems which will make you laugh out loud. You may see yourself in them, or they may remind you of your children or grandchildren. In this follow-up to "A Small Book of Kick-Arse Poetry" Lissa Judd again focuses on the 12-15 tear-old who is reading-averse, but she succeeds in producing a book with wide appeal. The Kick-Arse Poetry books strive to entice those with poor reading skills who flounder at the edge of education systems: those who may have learned that reading is an onerous task with few rewards. These books attempt to engage the disengaged. Underpinning the wacky verse is a deliberate strategy to improve vocabulary and enhance self-esteem. They champion the average and the ordinary, and uplift the weary and downtrodden. A glossary has been included in this book - a breath of fresh air that blows away dull dictionary pages and replaces them with definitions and examples that are as hilarious as the poetry.

37 review for A Slightly Larger Book of Kick-Arse Poetry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sharlene

    I received this book as the result of a Goodreads First Read contest. I usually read my poetry in small snippets. I love going over a poem and savoring it. When I decided to start reading this, I was on the way to dropping my daughter off at school and then to a doctor's appointment. While hubby drove, I thought I would read the first one aloud. Shortly after I had read the second and third. My thirteen year old daughter was howling in the back and doing the unexpected. She asked me two things. O I received this book as the result of a Goodreads First Read contest. I usually read my poetry in small snippets. I love going over a poem and savoring it. When I decided to start reading this, I was on the way to dropping my daughter off at school and then to a doctor's appointment. While hubby drove, I thought I would read the first one aloud. Shortly after I had read the second and third. My thirteen year old daughter was howling in the back and doing the unexpected. She asked me two things. One, what was a glossary. (I had mentioned it had one in the back.) And two, would she be able to read it after me. Anyone who knows my thirteen year old, knows that I have a hard time getting her to read. I started a reading challenge with my kids last year and saw them begrudgingly read for the most part, with only a few passing their hands that they enjoyed, her being the least impressed with them. She has great excuses for not reading. These examples include, fresh air and exercise are very important. She is trying to save the forest, as books mean trees have to die. She is trying to save her eyesight. Even this example: One would not want to miss what is going on around them because their nose is in a book. She is fantastic with excuses and yet, here she was asking if she could read this book! Parents, educators...Are you reading this? Get out there now and buy this book. Buy several! But I digress. I still had my appointment to go to. As I sat in the office waiting room reading and laughing at the poems within my hands I was soon escorted into the examination room where immediately, the doctor stopped outside the open door before it was closed and gave me a nervous smile before closing the door and whispering to my nurse. He soon came in and examined me. Perhaps I should have explained why I was at the doctor's office. Instead, the book has inspired me with a poem of my own. The Accident I didn't know when I walked into the school that I would get a scare, I fell down eight steps, didn't miss a one, I know...It wasn't fair. I banged my elbow, bruised my butt and even banged my head, When I landed at the bottom, everyone was shocked I wasn't dead. They took me to the hospital and checked out all my limbs, They gave me all these medicines, They helped me lose my whims. I was to return for a follow up, they wanted another look, I prepped myself and left to go but first grabbed a little book. A Slightly Larger Book of Kick-Arse Poetry was worth a little read, The people in the waiting room, they looked a little peed. I laughed so hard, I could not see and yet I needed more, The nurse and the doctor conversed and moved me to another floor. The book they took away from me, They said it would be best, and now I sit here by myself, waiting for my sanity test. The waiting was a bore and the test a bit of a drain, but now they tell me they were worried about a swelling brain. The moral of the story, is always best to tell, Read this book at home alone, this will serve you well. And if you want to read and enjoy it with a laugh, The best advice that I can give, is to read it in the bath! (Please, note. The reviewer featured here is not, I repeat not, a poet.) All kidding aside, this was a fantastic book to read. It was fun and the poetry will challenge young adults to not only explore their own sense of style, writing poetry, but encourage them to look up what words mean. The glossary in the back is not your average glossary. It defines the words as they are used in the book only. If you want a full description, you may want to follow up with a full sized dictionary but rest assured, once you read the definitions in Judd's glossary, you may be hard pressed to forget what the word is, as her examples are quite amusing. There are some words in the book that may offend some, but lets face it, kids hear much, much worse on the playground. Let go of any inhibitions and let them read it. Kids have a great sense of humour. This is a book for anyone 12 and older. I expect my three kids will be chomping at the bit to read this book and that once my husband stops giggling and closes the book, they may actually get a chance. I am off to look in the bookstore for Judd's previous book of poetry. A great, great book!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Callie

    ***Goodreads First Reads Winner*** This book is hilarious! I was going to read a few but couldn't stop and devoured the whole book. I passed it on to a friend who enjoyed it just as much as I did! I am going to have to read the others! ***Goodreads First Reads Winner*** This book is hilarious! I was going to read a few but couldn't stop and devoured the whole book. I passed it on to a friend who enjoyed it just as much as I did! I am going to have to read the others!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Roy Huff

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