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Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems

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Title: Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
Author: Grandits, John
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An 11-year-old boy named Robert voices typical--and not so typical--middle-grade concerns in this unique, memorable collection of hilarious poems.




I know, I know. You’re really mad. But I can
explain. See, l was reading about Galileo, a
guy who made all these great discoveries and
did cool experiments. And the book said that he
dropped a heavy object and a light object out of a
window to show they’d land at the same time because
gravity is constant. But I thought, No way! Heavy things
fall fast and light things fall slow. We know this from
Saturday morning cartoons, right? So I decided to do
the experiment myself. I found a concrete block in the
garage and i got a tomato from the fridge, and I took
them up to the attic and opened the window and rested
them on the sill. And it really, really looked like there was
going to be plenty of room for them to fall between
the house and the car. I mean, like, who knew? So then
I pushed them out of the window together, but I must
have pushed just the tiniest bit too hard, because the
block went out a little farther than I expected, and it
kind of landed on the car. But you know what? The
tomato got there at exactly the same time, which proves
that Galileo was right! Boy, did I ever learn a lesson—
and that’s the important thing, isn’t it? I mean, even if
you know something for a fact, like heavy stuff falls
faster than light stuff, it’s best to check it with a carefully
planned scientific experiment. Oh, yeah, and I also learned
not to drop concrete blocks out of the attic window. But in
my opinion, the experiment was totally worth doing.
There was just a slight mix-up, one tiny detail that went
wrong, so even though the car has a concrete block
sticking out of the roof, technically,
IT'S NOT MY FAULT




CONTENTS
Technically, It’s Not My Fault
My Stupid Day
My Sister ls Crazy
The Thank-You Letter with Footnotes
TyrannosaurBus Rex
The Australian Cane Toad
Skateboard
Drawkcab
What Are You Thinking About, Robert
On the Stairs in the Middle of the Night
Where New Words Come From
The Tower
How We Ended Up with a Plain Pizza
The Autobiography of Murray the Fart
Professional Wrestling for Animals
The Lay-up
Mom Says,“No New Pets!"
Bloodcurdling Screams
Spew Machine
Robert's Four At-Bats
Sick Day
New Game, Old Computer
Sleepover Conversation
It’s Not Fair
Just Mow the Lawn
Stop Playing with Your Food!
The Cast
The Little House

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication date: 18/10/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780618503612
Publishing status: Active
Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems