|Illustrated by: Sachiko Yoshikawa|
|Published by: Sterling|
|Awards: Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best, 2009.|
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FIRST FOOD FIGHT THIS FALL and Other School Poems
Test time, and I cannot spell beak,
climb, speech, November.
It's the crazy words I remember--
the ones Ms. Mundy gives each week:
grunion, bunion, snooze, physique,
succotash, Zamboni, folderol, flounce--
wacky stuff that is fun to pronounce.
My parents don't get it.
They think it's absurd--
how do I get quetzal right,
but still mess up on bird?
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