Jon Scieszka (illustrations by Lane Smith)
Who knew science could be so funny? A young student sits in class, probably wishing he were outside playing. Suddenly his teacher zaps him with the curse of science verse! Now he hears “the poetry of science” everywhere: a new rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star features a nightmarish black hole, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas centers around a very large sneeze. You’ll laugh, you’ll giggle, and sometimes you’ll be a little grossed out! Being a literary hound, my favorites are spoofs on Robert Frost (Astronaut Stopping by a Planet on a Snowy Evening) and Lewis Carroll (Gobblegooky, a clever, nutrition-themed take on Jabberwocky).