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I’m Thankful for Turkey

by Kenn Nesbitt
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I’m thankful for turkey.
I’m thankful for yams.
I’m thankful for cranberries,
biscuits, and hams.

I’m thankful for pumpkins.
I’m thankful for cheese.
I’m thankful for gravy,
potatoes, and peas.

I’m thankful for stuffing;
I’m nuts for the stuff.
I’m thankful for eggnog
and marshmallow fluff.

I’m thankful for whipped cream
and ice cream and pies.
I’m thankful for dad’s
double-chocolate surprise.

I’m thankful, Thanksgiving,
for good things to eat.
But mostly I’m thankful
I still see my feet.

  — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved. From The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids. Purple Room Publishing. Illustration by Rafael Domingos. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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From The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids

Kids love Kenn Nesbitt’s hilarious poetry! With their rollicking rhythms, playful rhymes, and mischievous twists, kids can’t stop reading these poems.

The Armpit of Doom includes seventy new poems about crazy characters, funny families, peculiar pets, comical creatures, and much, much more.

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Irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt was spawned in the same cracked petri dish as Jack Prelutsky, to whom he is the natural heir. A title guaranteed to generate “No, wait, read this one!” responses, The Armpit of Doom is more mayhem from one of the masters.
(J. Patrick Lewis, US Children’s Poet Laureate, author of Please Bury Me in the Library)

Kenn Nesbitt wrote a book of poems
A funny one I think.
And though it’s colored black and white
Watch it tickle you PINK!
(Douglas Florian, author and illustrator of Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings)

Kenn Nesbitt’s brain is the clown car of children’s poetry. I don’t know how they all fit in there, but they keep tumbling out, one after another, each one funnier than the one before it.
(Eric Ode, poet and songwriter. Author of When You’re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems)

I liked Armpit (the book) a lot. Armpits aren’t my favorite body part.
(Bruce Lansky, author of If Pigs Could Fly… And Other Deep Thoughts and My Dog Ate My Homework)

Despite the many warnings (“Please Don’t Read This Poem!”) kids cannot escape the odorous allure of Nesbitt’s THE ARMPIT OF DOOM! No problem. They won’t want to! Instead they will find “There’s only one solution. Here’s what you’ll have to do: Tell all your friends and family they shouldn’t read it too!”
(Charles Ghigna, AKA “Father Goose,” author of Score! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire)

What makes this collection most special are the contemporary details sprinkled throughout (the iPod, XBox, and Kindle, Red Bull, J.K. Rowling, scrunchies, computer woes). Kids will really love the clever nonsense in poems like “On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust” and “It’s Fun to Leave the Spaces Out.” Teachers, beware: theirsentencesmightlooklikethisforafewdaysafterreadingthisbook!”
(Janet Wong, author of You Have to Write)

Fans of Kenn Nesbitt will gobble up this new offering, which combines his infallible command of rhyme scheme with the hilarious–yet oddly contemplative–wisdom of a child pondering the world.
(Joyce Sidman, author of Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature)

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About the Author

Former Children’s Poet Laureate (2013-15) Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for kids, including Kiss, Kiss Good Night, My Hippo Has the Hiccups, My Cat Knows Karate, and many others. His poems have appeared in numerous bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies with nearly two million copies in print. His work has been published in hundreds of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs, and numerous children’s magazines. Kenn travels the world, visiting more than 60 schools each year, sharing his wacky brand of poetry with kids everywhere, and helping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His website, poetry4kids.com, is the most visited children’s poetry website on the Internet.

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