Famed children's poet to visit Valley View
January 2, 2013
By Debbie Pauls
Idaho Reads! VISTA
ready to have some fun; nationally-acclaimed
children's author and poet Kenn Nesbitt,
Spokane, is coming to visit Valley View School
on Wednesday, January 16.
Nesbitt, who grew up in California before moving
to the Northwest, is the author of several
collections of funny poetry for kids, including
"My Hippo Has the Hiccups," "Revenge of the
Lunch Ladies," and "The Aliens Have Landed at
Our School!" his poetry has appeared in many
bestselling anthologies, including every book in
the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series,
and anthologies from Scholastic with nearly two
million copies in print.
His works have been in dozens of school
textbooks around the world, as well as featured
on national television programs and in numerous
Kenn travels the country, visiting over 60
schools each year, sharing his wacky brand of
poetry with kids nationwide and helping to
create a new generation of poetry lovers. His
www.poetry4kids.com, is the most visited
children's poetry website on the Internet.
You are invited to join us for one of the
assemblies. Kenn promises them to be fun and
that everyone will be laughing, inspired, amazed
and wanting to write.
The kindergarten through second grade assembly
is at 9 a.m. and the third through fifth grade
assembly is at 10 a.m.
There will be some books available for purchase.
The Bonners Ferry Rotary Club has made it
possible for Valley View to have this amazing
opportunity. We are fortunate to live in a
community where people give so generously to
help others. Our students have great potential.
We hope that these events will help inspire them
to want to read and to believe that they can
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