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Sad Underwear and Other Complications: More Poems for Children and Their Parents


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Knock, knock

Who's there?

Someone with sad underwear.

Sad underwear? How can that be?

When my best friend's mad at me,

Everything is sad.

Even my underwear.

But sad underwear is just one of the many complications a person has to deal with. There's the first day of school ("Will they let me go when I need to go to the bathroom?") and pests like Wayne ("a fellow who clogs up life's drain") and bee stings and liver for supper — and missing your dad.

This companion volume to the acclaimed If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries has poems for explorers and dreamers, for people who love unicorns, for people who'd rather have pets than baby sisters. Funny, poignant and always true, it examines and celebrates life with all of its perplexing complications.

About the Author

Judith Viorst says that she has been writing always — "or at least since I was seven or eight, when I composed an ode to my dead parents, both of whom were alive and well and, when they read my poem, extremely annoyed." She has written many books for children, including the acclaimed Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, If I Were in Charge of the World...and Other Worries, and I'll Fix Anthony as well as several books of poetry and prose for adults. She is also a contributing editor to Redbook magazine. Mrs. Viorst lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Milton, a political writer. They have three sons — Anthony, Nicholas, and Alexander.

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josellelynne, May 28, 2007 (view all comments by josellelynne)
This is one of Judith's funniest books and I love them all. She has such a sense of silliness mixed with reality that even adults can laugh at her poetry. If you don't have kids - you can remember being a kid and it is just as funny. My Mom read I'll Fix Anthony and her magazine copy was taped back together so many times that we finally got her a copy when we got old enough to realize it was a book and not just a magazine story...I highly recommend Sad Underwear (along with her others)
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Hull, Richard,
Hull, Richard
Viorst, Judith
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
New York :
Humorous Stories
American poetry
Poetry - General
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Children's poetry
Children's poetry, American
Humorous poetry
Humorous poetry, American
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1st ed.
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from 4 up to 6
8.5 x 7 in 12.67 oz
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