Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gooney Bird Is So Absurd

Gooney Bird Is So Absurd by Lois Lowry, Middy Thomas (Illustrator)
Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class studies poetry and her students write haiku, couplets, free verse, and finally, a tribute to Mrs. Pidgeon's mother organized by the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene.

"My mind never goes blank!" Malcolm groaned. "My
thoughts just keep whirling and whirling!"

"Shhhh," said Gooney Bird, "Silence helps."

1 comment:

Bethany A. Lafferty/School Library Journal said...

...The story unfolds with fresh humor that keeps readers interested. Thomas's pencil drawings bring life to the characters.