Gooney Bird Is So Absurd by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Middy Thomas
In this latest book about Gooney Bird Greene, a rather eccentric student in Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class, the class is learning about poetry. Mrs. Pidgeon begins every morning by reading a poem, and lately she has been reading poetry from the class room mother, Mrs. X. (Who just so happens to be Mrs. Pidgeon's mother!)
As the class learns about various types of poetry and even writes their own, Mrs. Pidgeon is spending a lot of time with her ailing mother. The class comes together with a touching tribute poem to remember a great lady.
What I Thought: Well, its official. I adore Gooney and Mrs. Pidgeon's class. I'm saddened I have not read the books about this character before!
This book is a wonderful book to read to a class learning about poetry and then practice writing their own!
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