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The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids [Kindle Edition]

Kenn Nesbitt , Rafael Domingos
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Kids love Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry! With their rollicking rhythms, playful rhymes, and mischievous twists, kids can't stop reading these poems.

The Armpit of Doom includes seventy new poems about crazy characters, funny families, peculiar pets, comical creatures, and much, much more.


Irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular children’s poet Kenn Nesbitt was spawned in the same cracked petri dish as Jack Prelutsky, to whom he is the natural heir. A title guaranteed to generate “No, wait, read this one!” responses, The Armpit of Doom is more mayhem from one of the masters.
(J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, author of Please Bury Me in the Library and many other books for children)

Kenn Nesbitt wrote a book of poems
A funny one I think.
And though it’s colored black and white
Watch it tickle you PINK!
(Douglas Florian, author and illustrator of Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings)

Is there anything Kenn Nesbitt can't write a poem about? The Armpit of Doom features five dozen poems full of clever wordplay, impeccable rhythms and funny punch lines. To borrow from one of Kenn's titles, Please Don't Read This Poem, my advice is, "Please do read this book!"
(Bob Raczka, author of Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys and Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word)

Kenn Nesbitt's brain is the clown car of children's poetry. I don't know how they all fit in there, but they keep tumbling out, one after another, each one funnier than the one before it. (Eric Ode, poet and songwriter. Author of When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems)

I liked ARMPIT (the book) a lot. Armpits are not my favorite body part. (Bruce Lansky, author of If Pigs Could Fly... And Other Deep Thoughts)

Despite the many warnings ("Please Don't Read This Poem!") kids cannot escape the odorous allure of Nesbitt's THE ARM PIT OF DOOM! No problem. They won't want to! Instead they will find "There's only one solution. Here's what you'll have to do: Tell all your friends and family they shouldn't read it too!" (Charles Ghigna, AKA "Father Goose," author of Score! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire)

What makes this collection most special are the contemporary details sprinkled throughout (the iPod, XBox, and Kindle, Red Bull, J.K. Rowling, scrunchies, computer woes). Kids will really love the clever nonsense in poems like "On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust" and "It's Fun to Leave the Spaces Out." Teachers, beware: theirsentencesmightlooklikethisforafewdaysafterreadingthisbook!" (Janet Wong, author of You Have to Write)

Fans of Kenn Nesbitt will gobble up this new offering, which combines his infallible command of rhyme scheme with the hilarious--yet oddly contemplative--wisdom of a child pondering the world.
(Joyce Sidman, author of Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature)

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About the Author

Kenn Nesbitt is the author of many books for children, including The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World, More Bears!, The Tighty-Whitey Spider, and My Hippo Has the Hiccups. He is also the creator of the world’s most popular children’s poetry website,

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2743 KB
  • Print Length: 133 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477590285
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Purple Room Publishing (30 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DORP2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy reading! 11 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There are very few poets who can give your chuckle muscles a thorough workout quite like Kenn Nesbitt. In `The Armpit of Doom' this modern master of mirth (and heir apparent to Jack Prelutsky) delivers a fun- and pun-packed collection of verses that is guaranteed to register right at the top of any giggle-o-meter. Always witty, often clever and rarely, if ever, predictable, these are poems chock-a-block with laughs a-plenty and punch lines that always land bang smack in the middle of the funny bone.

So-called "light verse" often gets a bad name, especially amongst those - the anti-wacky brigade - who consider the purity of poetry to be tainted by its presence within the genre. But it is too quickly dismissed. True, there are many poems purporting to be so, which simply aren't that funny; poems that are so light (or, rather, slight) they float away of their accord and barely register. But "light" doesn't necessarily mean throwaway; genuinely funny poems still have to be well-crafted, and there is a great art to making a fellow human laugh. Nobody practices that art better than Kenn Nesbitt.

Children like to laugh. They need to laugh. You only have to look at America to see who the two best selling children's poets of all time are: Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. Both writers of predominantly humorous verse; both writers whose work has stood the test of time. More recently, Kenn Nesbitt has taken over the reins and his verses - as with Prelutsky's and Silverstein's - are brimful of original ideas, playful, inventive and often very wordy. There is nothing necessarily "light" about them. Above all, though, they're extremely funny. But don't take my word for it; buy a copy of `The Armpit of Doom' and see for yourself!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Armpit of Doom 12 April 2013
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Brilliant! This book has really inspired my children to read.
They know most of the book by heart as it has been read so often and I am happy to recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doomed armpits 3 Jan. 2014
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Hilariously funny poems, 11 year old grand daughter loves it, had us all crying with laughter. would definitely recommend for a good read & a good laugh
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books of poetry ever! 23 Dec. 2014
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It was a funny, lively poem book with great poems that made all our family laugh out loud.
Lewis, aged 8
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 July 2014
Very good
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