☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: I am a huge coffee fan. I love the taste of a nice dark roast, and I appreciate all of the good news lately about the health benefits of coffee. My go-to coffee is San Francisco Bay Organic Rainforest Blend. My wife and I make a pot of it every morning, and I like it with a couple of tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
☕ HOT OFF THE PRESSES: My most recent book is Believe it or Not, My Brother Has a Monster, illustrated by David Slonim, published by Scholastic in 2015. My next book is an anthology of over 140 poems entitled One Minute Till Bedtime, with brand new poems from more than 130 children’s poets from around the world. It will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in November 2016.
☕ FAVE FOODIE CHILDREN’S BOOK: Easily my favorite food-related children’s book is William Cole’s hilarious anthology, Poem Stew. It’s a collection of humorous poems about food that is now, sadly, out of print, though used copies are easy to find online.
☕ Find Kenn Nesbitt online at Poetry4kids.com, on Twitter: @poetry4kids, and at his FB Page.
☕☕ JUST ONE MORE SIP: Enjoy one of Ken’s poems!
Our Teacher’s Not a Zombie
Our teacher’s not a zombie.
He’s not the living dead,
although he’s looking ragged
and his eyes are rather red.
He shuffles to the classroom.
He slowly drags his feet.
He shambles to the whiteboard
looking broken-down and beat.
We listen to his plaintive moans.
We see the way he strains.
We hear him mumble mournfully
about the students’ brains.
But we know not to worry.
We never get upset.
He’s always like this when he
hasn’t had his coffee yet.
~Copyright © 2016 Kenn Nesbitt. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2016 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.
10 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry: Kenn Nesbitt”
My students love his poetry. They have memorized several of his poems.
YAY for another hotTEA! I am now going to try my coffee with heavy whipping cream!! THAT actually sounds decadent!
I love this poet’s style; this is the kind of stuff that sounds really wonderful for out-loud read-alongs.
I like the whipping cream idea too. 🙂
Love the teacher-zombie poem–very cute (that’s me before my morning tea 😉
Me too :)!
Ken your poems never fail to make me laugh. Looking forward to reading your latest books. Thanks, Jama!
Thanks for visiting, Catherine!
I totally get that poor zombified, pre-coffee’d teacher… – and whipping cream sounds delicious and fancy. Thanks to you both!
Thank goodness for hot beverages!
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