New York : Clarion Books, c2004.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Lame excuses -- Daydreams -- Unexpected disasters -- Far-fetched ideas -- Brain storms -- White lies -- Dark truthes -- Dangerous deeds -- Astute observations -- Heroic sports feats -- Wild exaggerations -- Wishful thinking -- Unconfirmed rumors -- Bad attitudes -- Excellent schemes gone wrong -- Random thoughts -- Well-kept secrets.
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 of a new word, snarpy. A playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor that is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.