My plan is just to love harder than I've ever loved before, hide nothing, and embrace that I'm an imperfect human being.
Happy birthday to Lee Bennett Hopkins! And many happy returns. More mini mistake-maker poems this Friday in honor of IMPERFECT, a poetry anthology for middle schoolers (release date: April 20th!).
Can you name these books and invention?
A GREEDY GAFFE
Burglars think stealing from a girl alone will be child's play...
look at those piles of gold coins!
But she gets them to dance the polka all night
and they stagger out sheepish with nothing purloined.
TRUST HER WHEN SHE SAYS IT'S POISONED
a faithful fairy friend
drank the poisoned medicine...
clap or it's the end!
SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER WHEN YOU JUST GRAB SOMETHING FROM THE BOX
Wilson Greatbatch tried
to make a heartbeat recorder
but putting the wrong resistor inside
mimicked the beat's proper order
This canny mistake-maker
led to the ______
There are more minis on IMPERFECT's blog. None of these are in the book, so maybe I'll collect all of the mini mistake-maker poems and put them in a pdf for anyone who wants them. If you have one to share, email me or leave them in the comments.
Robyn Hood Black has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Robyn!