Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It

False Apology Poems

Levine, Gail Carson

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It
Inspired by William Carlos William's famous poem, "This Is Just to Say, " a collection of ironic apology poems imagines how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0061787264
Characteristics: 79 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cordell, Matthew 1975-


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Dec 25, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Every poem in this book is styled after a poem written by William Carlos Williams. Here is an example: "They sing the bear went over the mountain/which leads him to see other mountains/Forgive me: no one sings the ending, the landslide and the dead bear."

I was hoping for laugh out loud funny with this book and instead got mostly irreverent and mean. Most of the poems make fun of fairy tales. From Little Red Riding Hood (Grandma to Wolf) "When you arrive I will not be lying in my bed/where you hungrily hoped to find me/Forgive me: tell my granddaughter better one of us should live."

This book is advertized for ages 8-12 which is perfect since they are the age that likes this kind of irreverence the best. However, be aware of the negative content.

Sep 30, 2013
  • missymooria rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I love all of G.C.L.s books,but this one was terrible.I hated it.It was stupid.

May 20, 2012
  • SilverSparrow rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I usually love Gail's books, but, no offense, I hated this one. :(
Very disappointing.


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Dec 25, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12


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