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Karate Kids
One was a black belt.
One was a brown.
One had a loose belt;
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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Product details

  • Paperback | 157 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • Harcourt Paperbacks
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0152061487
  • 9780152061487
  • 1,442,485

Review quote

"This clever collection of light verse . . . is sure to draw fans of Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, and other purveyors of nonsense."--School Library Journal
"Goofy and clever and playful . . . A perfect book for any young reader who wants a laugh."--Paul B. Janeczko, author of A Poke in the I
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About Douglas Florian

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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Rating details

75 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 31% (23)
4 31% (23)
3 28% (21)
2 5% (4)
1 5% (4)

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In this entertaining poetry book, Douglas Florian pairs rhymes with simple black-and-white illustrations on subjects ranging from siblings, fishermen, April Fool's Day, homework, camels, the dangers of drinking ink, and much, much more. With poems that are simple enough for beginning readers, and large drawings that would be great for coloring, LAUGH-ETERIA would be a fun gift for any creative child. As an added bonus, some poems are a little gross and creepy, such as "Brain Drain" and "Monster Meatballs," which is sure to make reluctant readers want to pick it up!show more
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