The Day the Dinosaurs Come Back

by Timothy Tocher

The Day the Dinosaurs Come Back by Timothy Tocher

The day the dinosaurs come back,
there’s bound to be a big attack.
I bet they stomp upon the schools;
bedevil teachers; act like fools;
upset the slides; break all the swings,
the monkey bars, and climbing rings.
And when the grownups run and hide,
they’ll kneel and give us kids a ride.

  — Timothy Tocher

Copyright © 2004. All Rights Reserved. From If Kids Ruled the School. Running Press. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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From If Kids Ruled the School

If you’ve ever tried to convince Mom and Dad that the F on your report card stands for “fabulous,” this hilarious collection of school poems is for you! In the tradition of the popular anthology No More Homework! No More Tests!, this book covers wild and wacky school topics, like bringing skunks to show-and-tell, falling asleep at your desk, and ripping your pants on the playground. The big-timers of children’s poetry have converged on the pages of this book to deliver the very best in school poetry. Just ask the hundreds of elementary-school students who helped handpick these poems: Each poem is guaranteed to make you giggle, grin, and/or guffaw!

If Kids Ruled the School contains 50 giggle-inducing poems about school, covering everything from homework and tests to school lunches and detention.

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About the Author

Timothy Tocher is the author of five, sports themed books for middle grade readers. He writes short stories, poems, and nonfiction articles for all ages. His poems for children have been published in England, Ireland, Germany, and Singapore.

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