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Daddy’s Making Dinner

by Jeff Mondak
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Daddy's Making Dinner by Jeff Mondak

Daddy’s making dinner.
I’ve seen it all before.
French fries black and burning,
And meat loaf on the floor.

Daddy’s making dinner.
The sugar bowl just broke.
Fido ate the gravy.
The house has filled with smoke.

Daddy’s making dinner,
But I’m not one to moan.
Soon he will surrender
And go pick up the phone.

Daddy made the dinner.
Today’s my lucky day.
Dinner’s in the trash can,
And pizza’s on the way.

  — Jeff Mondak

Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. From The Toy Box Ate My Brother. JPFK. Illustration by Mew Tachibana. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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From The Toy Box Ate My Brother

Works by children’s poet and songwriter Jeff Mondak have been read and heard by millions of children of all ages. Jeff’s poems have appeared in books and magazines in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Germany, India, Ireland and Sweden. Many of Jeff’s poems also have been made into songs, including all tracks on Sergio Wals’ children’s music CD Michael Closed the Bathroom Door, all tracks on Mick Brady’s children’s music CD Triple the Pickle, and ten songs on rock band NxT’s CD Sounds Familiar. Now, in The Toy Box Ate My Brother, Jeff presents his first-ever solo poetry collection, featuring over 40 of his favorite funny poems. Each poem is accompanied by a delightful illustration by artist Mew Tachibana.

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About the Author

Jeff Mondak is a children’s poet and songwriter living in Champaign, Illinois with his wife, his two sons, and his dog. Since 1997, he has written over 200 poems, including the book The Toy Box Ate My Brother, and the lyrics for Mick Brady’s CD Triple the Pickle and Sergio Wals’ CD Michael Closed the Bathoom Door. When not writing poetry, he is the James M. Benson Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois.

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