Biography of Kenn Nesbitt
Kenn Nesbitt is an American children's poet. On June 11, 2013 he was named Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
He is a writer of humorous poetry for children, including the books My Hippo Has the Hiccups and Revenge of the Lunch Ladies. Kenn Nesbitt has collaborated with poet Linda Knaus on one collection of Christmas poems entitled Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney and with children's musician Eric Herman on several CDs. His poems also appear in numerous anthologies of humorous children's poetry. Nesbitt's writing often includes imagery of outrageous happenings, before ending on a realistic note. Being children's poems, many make fun of school life.
He was born on February 20, 1962 in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego, California, United States. He wrote his first children's poem, Scrawny Tawny Skinner, in 1994. Later, he wrote several more poems. In 1997, he decided to write his first poetry book, My Foot Fell Asleep, which was published in 1998. After that, he continued to author more poetry books.
Kenn Nesbitt's poem "The Tale Of The Sun And The Moon", was used in the 2010 movie Life as We Know It (film). It was set to music by Eric Herman.
Kenn Nesbitt Poems
Good Morning, Dear Students
"Good morning, dear students," the principal said. "Please put down your pencils and go back to bed. Today we will spend the day playing outside, then take the whole school on a carnival ride.
My Teacher Ate My Homework
My teacher ate my homework, which I thought was rather odd. He sniffed at it and smiled with an approving sort of nod.
Our Teacher's A Football Fanatic
Our teacher's a football fanatic. It's all that he has on his mind. He listens to games on his headphones,
Homework, I Love You
Homework, I love you. I think that you're great. It's wonderful fun when you keep me up late. I think you're the best when I'm totally stressed, preparing and cramming all night for a test.
All My Great Excuses
I started on my homework, but my pen ran out of ink… My hamster ate my homework… My computer's on the blink…
I hope that you believe me, for I wouldn't tell a lie. I cannot turn my science homework in and this is why:
My Dog Does My Homework
My dog does my homework at home every night. He answers each question and gets them all right.
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar
Benjamin plays bass guitar completely out of tune. Sarah sings while sucking from
While Strolling Down The Beach Today
While strolling down the beach today I came upon a lamp. It was dusty, it was dirty, it was dingy, it was damp.
The Marvelous Homework And Housework Mac...
Attention all students! Attention all kids! Hold onto your horses! Hold onto your lids! We have just exactly the thing that you need whenever you've way too much homework to read.
I cooked my math book in a broth and stirred it to a steaming froth. I threw in papers—pencils, too— to make a pot of homework stew.
A Funny Christmas
I baked a dozen cookies and I put them on a plate, and I set them out for Santa Claus,
Autumn Is The Time Of Year
Autumn is the time of year when changes start to happen here. The days grow short. It's cold outside.
Our homework assignment was simply to write down the capitals for every state. I wrote down MONTANA, NEW YORK, INDIANA. I thought I was doing just great.
I hope that you believe me,
for I wouldn't tell a lie.
I cannot turn my science homework in
and this is why:
I messed up the assignment
that you gave us yesterday.
It burbled from its test tube
and went slithering away.