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Interest Age: 4–7
Grade: k–2
Reading Age: 4–7
Hardcover : 9781550378054, 32 pages, September 2003 , 9.25" x 7.38"
Paperback (Picture book) : 9781550378047, 32 pages, September 2003 , 9.25" x 7.38"


Thirty poems from the author of Dirty Dog Boogie and Nothing Beats a Pizza!

Sometimes I’m a genius. / Sometimes I’m a whiz. / Sometimes I’s a cabbagehead / But even when I is, / Dazzling dreams are going on, / New ideas rock, / My mind is always mine / And knows / I’ll listen to it talk.

In her third collection of poetry, celebrated author Loris Lesynski focuses on the often puzzling ways in which our brains work. With her usual wit and irreverence, Loris presents jazzy, fun poems that speak to all of us. Who hasn’t been perplexed by spelling or chased in the night by an idea that won’t go away?

Once again, Loris demonstrates how much fun poetry, and everyday life, can be! Her poetry begs to be read out loud, and children and adults will find themselves unable to resist snapping their fingers and chanting along!


“Loris Lesynski’s goal in life must be to make poetry look . . . as much fun as anyone could ever want to have . . . A random, manic sense of fun pervades in this collection.”

- The Globe and Mail

“This collection of clever and funny poems, chants, and word games explores ideas and where they come from . . . Tongue twisters such as “Below Below Baloney” beg to be read aloud. The colorful cartoon illustrations convey the humor of the poems and reflect the author’s joy in using words.”

- School Library Journal

“[Lesynski’s] characteristically light-hearted verse and goofy drawings . . . invite kids to jump into the rhythm, play with sound, and generally, to avoid being too rigid or sober-minded about sense . . . and the process can be a lot of fun.”

- Toronto Star

“Insightful and delightful! Highly recommended.”

- Hi-Rise

“Exudes humor and originality.”

- Resource Links