Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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An eleven-year-old boy named Robert voices typical—and not so typical—middle-grade concerns in this unique, memorable collection of hilarious poems. His musings cover the usual stuff, like pizza, homework, thank-you notes, and his annoying older sister. In addition, he speculates about professional wrestling for animals, wonders why no one makes scratch-and-sniff fart stickers, designs the ultimate roller coaster (complete with poisonous spiders), and deconstructs the origins ofa new word, snarpy. A playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor that is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.
 

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User Review  - jennk - LibraryThing

...Technically, It's Not my Fault is a fantastic book of concrete poems. They are from the point of view of a boy who finds himself annoying his sister and cousin, trying to explain missing homework ... Read full review

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User Review  - suri19639 - LibraryThing

John Grandits has done a great job as his book of abstract poems hypnotize me to follow the text. I enjoy his interesting ways of presenting his poems that make me want to follow the way his text ... Read full review

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John Grandits is an award-winning book and magazine designer and the author of “Beatrice Black Bear,” a monthly cartoon for Click magazine. He lives in Red Bank, N.J., with his wife, Joanne, a children's librarian, and Gilbert, an evil cat. His first book of concrete poetry, Technically, It's Not My Fault, followed the adventures of a boy named Robert, who was often in conflict with his older sister, Jessie. Blue Lipstick gives Jessie a chance to tell her side of the story.

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