By Lois Lowry
The fourth hilarious identify in Lowis Lowry's well known Gooney Birdseries! It’s a chilly January on the Watertower user-friendly School--the ideal climate for Gooney chook Greene to wreck out her distinctive brain-warming hat! it is a great point she has one. Gooney Bird's mind might want to be as hot as attainable this month, simply because Mrs. Pidgeon is instructing her type approximately poetry. Who knew there might be such a lot of other ways to write down a poem? Haikus, couplets, limericks—Mrs. Pidgeon’s scholars quickly locate that writing sturdy poetry takes loads of exertions and inventive pondering. Gooney chicken and her classmates are as much as the problem. yet simply while issues are going good, the youngsters get a few negative information. Gooney fowl will want the entire proposal her mind can muster to prepare crucial poem the category has ever written.
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Said Gooney Bird. " Mrs. Pidgeon, still laughing, read Gooney Bird's limerick. A redhead named Gooney Bird Greene Wore a hat that was hardly routine. We couldn't complain, For it warmed up her brain, And at least it was perfectly clean. " Mrs. Pidgeon looked at the clock. "You know what? It's lunchtime already. We spent half the morning on limericks! And we never got to our social studies lesson. " She was looking toward Mr. Leroy when she said that. He didn't hear her. He was looking at his paper and chewing on the eraser at the end of his pencil.
The boys all yelled. Mrs. Pidgeon laughed. "I knew that. I was just teasing. But no, this haiku isn't by Daisuke. In fact, it isn't by a Japanese person. The Japanese invented haiku, that's true; but anyone is allowed to use the form. " The children were silent for a moment. " Chelsea said at last. " "She's Mrs. " said Beanie. Mrs. Pidgeon laughed. " "I remember when she came from the nursing home and brought us cupcakes," Tricia said. " "That's true," Mrs. Pidgeon said. "My mother is very, very old.
She took out something that looked familiar: pale green and ruffled. Today Gooney Bird's hair was not in ponytails. But she grabbed half of her red hair in one hand and pulled it through one leg hole, and then she did the same with the other half. Finally she carefully arranged the elastic waistband around her head and across her forehead. Wearing her headpiece, she went to the front of the room and recited the limerick: There once was a teacher named Pat Who gave up the chair where she sat. She tried to write verse, But it only got worse Till she warmed up her brain with a hat.
Gooney Bird Is So Absurd by Lois Lowry