Oh, Grow Up!: Poems to Help You Survive Parents, Chores, School and Other Afflictions

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Orchard Books, 1996 - American poetry - 32 pages
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A zany collection of poetry about the trials and tribulations of a youngster's life explains how to cope with parents, chores, the class bully, older sisters and younger brothers, the school cafeteria, braces, and more.

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

This collection of poetry is the perfect books for preteens. They have poems about growing up, dealing with siblings, family, rules, and general school life. I would read this book when talking about classroom and school rules. Read full review

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User Review  - jmvarnad - LibraryThing

This collection of poem are about family, friends, neighbors. I really enjoyed these poems. Some off them were really funny and one was little gross. I was recommend this to everyone if you want a laugh. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Florence Parry Heide was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 27, 1919. She studied at Wilson College before transferring to the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in English. She worked in advertising and public relations in New York City before returning to Pittsburgh during World War II. She moved to Wisconsin with her husband after the war and started writing books at the age of 48. She wrote or co-wrote over 100 children's books including the Treehorn series, Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl who Floated, and The One and Only Marigold. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Alex B. Allen and Jamie McDonald. Heide received numerous awards and honors including having The Shrinking of Treehorn named by the New York Times as the Best Illustrated Children's Book of 1971 and winning the Jugendbuchpreis for the Best Children's Book of Germany in 1977; The Day of Ahmed's Secret received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1991, and Sami and the Time of the Troubles received the Editors' Choice Award from Booklist in 1992. She died on October 24, 2011 at the age of 92.

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