April Fools' Day
 
 


by Kenn Nesbitt
 
   
Mackenzie put a whoopee cushion
on the teacher’s chair.
Makayla told the teacher
that a bug was in her hair.

Alyssa brought an apple
with a purple gummi worm
and gave it to the teacher
just to see if she would squirm.

Elijah left a piece of plastic
dog-doo on the floor,
and Vincent put some plastic vomit
in the teacher’s drawer.

Amanda put a goldfish
in the teacher’s drinking glass.
These April Fools’ Day pranks
are ones that you could try in class.

Before you go and use them, though,
there’s something I should mention:
The teacher wasn’t fooling
when she put us in detention.

 

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, reprinted from Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike & Carl Gordon. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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