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Author: PRELUTSKY, JACK
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Prelutsky, Jack    Poet's Biography
378 poems available by this author


A CENTIPEDE WAS THIRSTY    Poem Text    
Last Line: And so the centipede
Subject(s): Centipedes


A DRAGON'S LAMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Iím tired of being a dragon
Last Line: I guess Iíll just terrify you
Subject(s): Dragons


A GOPHER IN THE GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a gopher in the garden, and he's
Subject(s): Gophers


A PIZZA THE SIZE OF THE SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm making a pizza the size of the sun
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A PUZZLED PYTHON    Poem Text    
First Line: A puzzled python shook its head
Subject(s): Pythons


A REMARKABLE ADVENTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: I was at my bedroom table
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


A VALENTINE FOR MY TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My teacher's very special
Last Line: Before this afternoon
Subject(s): Teachers; Valentine's Day


A WOLF IS AT THE LAUNDROMAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Wolves


AARDVARK       
First Line: The aardvark knows a lot of things
Last Line: And reveal what's on his mind
Subject(s): Aardvarks


AH! A MONSTER'S LOT IS MERRY       
Last Line: That a monster's lot is merry, %so I'm merry all the time


ALLEY CAT WITH ONE LIFE LEFT       
Last Line: I'm an alley cat with one life left, %and glad that life is mine


ALLIGATORS ARE UNFRIENDLY       
Last Line: They won't even fetch your slippers %...Though they just might eat your feet


AN AUK IN FLIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Birds


AN IRRITATING CREATURE    Poem Text    
First Line: There's an irritating creature


ARCHIE B. MCCALL       
First Line: The shrewdest salesman anywhere
Last Line: He talked me into buying this- %I wonder what it is


ARMADILLO       
First Line: The ancient armadillo
Last Line: But spends his time in contemplative, %armadyllic thought
Subject(s): Animals; Armadillos


AS SOON AS FRED GETS OUT OF BED    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Boys


AUK IN FLIGHT       
Last Line: An auk walks aukwardly
Subject(s): Animals


BALLAD OF A BONELESS CHICKEN       
First Line: I'm a basic boneless chicken
Last Line: I stick closely to the hen house, %laying little scrambled eggs


BALONEY BELLY BILLY       
Last Line: Just imagine what he'd swallow %for another fifty cents


BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Noses


BE GLAD YOUR NOSE IS ON YOUR FACE       
Last Line: Not pasted on some other place- %be glad your nose is on your face!


BEAVER       
First Line: The beaver is fat
Last Line: For his children, himself, and his wife
Subject(s): Animals; Beavers


BEES       
First Line: Every bee
Last Line: And partly %- buzz
Subject(s): Bees; Insects


BENEATH A BLUE UMBRELLA       
Last Line: That the melon seller had
Subject(s): Desserts


BENGAL TIGER       
First Line: The bengal tiger likes to eat
Last Line: Avoid the bengal tiger's glances
Subject(s): Animals; Tigers


BETTY ATE A BUTTERNUT       


BLACK BEAR       
First Line: In the summer, fall and spring
Last Line: And there he snores - and snores - and snores
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: I am ebenezer bleezer,
Subject(s): Ice Cream


BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM       
First Line: I am ebenezer bleezer
Last Line: Taste a flavor from my freezer, %you will surely ask for more


BLODERS ARE EXPLODING       
Last Line: You are bound to go to pieces %when you dine on tnt


BOING! BOING! SQUEAK!       
Last Line: A bouncing mouse is in my house, %it's been here for a week


BULGY BUNNE       
First Line: Bulgy bunne (the wonder builder)
Last Line: Bulgy built it in his bedroom %...It won't fit through bulgy's door


BULLFROGS, BULLFROGS ON PARADE       


CARPENTER RAGES       
First Line: The carpenter rages, the carpenter rants
Last Line: For those carpenter ants, with incredible flair, %have eaten the carpenter's pants


CARPENTER, CARPENTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Carpenter, carpenter, build us a house
Last Line: Carpenter, carpenter, build our house, please
Subject(s): Carpenters


CAVE BEAST GREETS A VISITOR       
First Line: Ah! Welcome to my chamber
Last Line: What's that? It lacks in savor? %then I'll flavor it with you!!!


CHAMELON       
First Line: The changeable chameleon
Last Line: Automatically in style
Subject(s): Chameleons


CHEETAH       
First Line: The speedy cheetah loves to run
Last Line: Before he's here, he's there
Subject(s): Cheetahs


CHERRIES' GARDEN GALA       
Last Line: And potatoes wept with pleasure %at the cherries' jubilee


CHIPMUNK       
First Line: Chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter
Last Line: (which he hopes will make him fatter)
Subject(s): Chipmunks


CHOCOLATE CAKE       
First Line: I am lying in the darkness


CHOCOLATE-COVERED SALAMI       
Last Line: Then it is a snack made for me
Subject(s): Desserts


CHUCK    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm chuck, the chore evader
Subject(s): Procrastination


CINCINNATI PATTY       


CLARA CLEECH       
First Line: The poorest juggler ever seen
Last Line: Yes, clara juggled all of these %...But just one at a time


CLOUDS I WATCHED THIS AFTERNOON       


COME SEE THE THING       
First Line: Come see the thing that dad has caught
Last Line: It is not dead as dad had thought, %and we are minus father


COURT JESTER'S LAST REPORT TO THE KING       
First Line: Oh sire! My sire! Your castle's on fire
Last Line: Your army has fled, there are bees in your bed %and your nose has come off ...... April fool!
Subject(s): Spring


COW       
First Line: The cow mainly moos as she chooses
Last Line: Or may chew just to chew as she muses
Subject(s): Cows


COW'S OUTSIDE       
First Line: A cow's outside is mainly hide
Last Line: Undoubtedly this leather %retains a cow's insides inside, %and holds a cow together


CREATURE IN THE CLASSROOM       
First Line: It appeared inside our classroom
Last Line: And glopp...It gobbled teacher
Subject(s): Education; Schools


CROCODILE       
First Line: Beware the crafty crocodile
Last Line: Beware the crafty crocodile
Subject(s): Crocodiles


CUCKOO!       
First Line: The cuckoo in our cuckoo clock
Last Line: She laid a single wooden egg, %and hatched a cuckoocloctopus


DAINTY DOTTIE DEE       
First Line: There's no one as immaculate
Last Line: Is washing all the garbage %before she throws it out


DARKLING ELVES       
First Line: In wildest woods, on treetop shelves,
Last Line: And they are always hungry


DAUNTLESS DIMBLE       
First Line: Dauntless dimble was the bravest
Last Line: Dimble tripped upon the carpet, %where he cracked his dauntless head


DECEMBER DAYS ARE SHORT       
First Line: December days are short, and so
Last Line: Then suddenly, the sun went down... %december days are short


DEEP IN OUR REFRIGERATOR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Time


DIATONIC DITTYMUNCH       
Last Line: It ate a three-act opera, %and loudly passed away


DO OYSTERS SNEEZE?       
First Line: Do oysters sneeze beneath the seas
Last Line: And can we tell, when, in its shell, %an oyster is asleep?


DON'T EVER SEIZE A WEASEL BY THE TAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: You should never squeeze a weasel
Subject(s): Weasels


DON'T EVER SEIZE A WEASEL BY THE TAIL       
First Line: You should never squeeze a weasel
Last Line: And don't ever sezie a weasel by the tail
Subject(s): Weasels


DORA DILLER    Poem Text    
First Line: My stomach's full of butterflies!'
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Caterpillars


DORA DILLER       
First Line: My stomach's full of butterflies!'
Last Line: Her mother sighed. 'that's no surprise, %you ate a caterpillar!'


DRAGON IS IN MY COMPUTER       
Last Line: I hope that it never gets out


DRAGON'S LAMENT       
First Line: I'm tired of being a dragon
Last Line: I guess I'll just terrify you


DRAGONBRAG       
First Line: Once upon a happenstance
Last Line: It was a four-alarmed


DRAGONS ARE SINGING TONIGHT       
First Line: Tonight is the night all the dragons
Last Line: The dragons are singing tonight


DROMEDARY STANDING STILL       
Last Line: Appears to be a very strange %perambulating range
Subject(s): Camels


DRUMPP THE GRUMP       
First Line: I'm drumpp, the grump of the garbage dump
Last Line: I'm hard as a battering ram, %but I want you to know before you go... %I like the way I am!


EARLY ONE MORNING ON FEATHERBED LANE       


EGG       
First Line: If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the chicken hatching
Last Line: But, wait a minute, that's no chicken - goodness, it's a goose
Subject(s): Chickens; Eggs


EGGS!       
Last Line: For you're thoroughly revolting %when you're swallowed whole and raw


ELECTRIC EELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Electric eels are rather rude
Last Line: A highly tense electric eel
Subject(s): Eels


ELECTRIC EELS       
First Line: Electric eels are rather rude
Last Line: A highly tense electric eel
Subject(s): Eels


EUPHONICA JARRE       
First Line: Euphonica jarre has a voice that's bizarre
Last Line: Pigs peel off their skins, a tornado begins %when euphonica jarre starts to sing


FENTON PHLANTZ    Poem Text    
First Line: Fenton phlantz is fairly werid
Subject(s): Elephants


FIRST THANKSGIVING       
First Line: When the pilgrims %first gathered together to share
Last Line: We're thankful today


FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Fish have fins
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing


FISH       
First Line: Fish have fins
Last Line: Fish would rather %swim than stand
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen


FLIMSY FLEEK       
First Line: The flimsy fleek is mild and meek
Last Line: The fleek will squeak, and in a streak, %will disappear forever


FLONSTER POEM       
First Line: The flime devoured the floober
Last Line: The falkker ate them both
Subject(s): Monsters


FLORADORA DOE       
First Line: Consider the calamity
Last Line: Was it something that I said?'


FLOTZ       
First Line: I am the flotz, I gobble dots
Last Line: And you'll not like my brief embrace %if you have freckles on your face


FORTY PERFORMING BANANAS    Poem Text    
First Line: We're forty performing bananas
Subject(s): Bananas


FORTY PERFORMING BANANAS       
First Line: We're forty performing bananas
Last Line: We're forty performing bananas, %come see us when you are in town


FORTY PERFORMING BANANAS       
First Line: We're forty performing bananas
Last Line: You are in town
Subject(s): Desserts


FUDGE!       
First Line: Oh, it poured and it rained
Last Line: And we both ate a mountain of chocolate fudge
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Fudge


GALLIVATING GECKO       
First Line: The gallivating gecko's ways
Last Line: Another tail grows back
Subject(s): Geckos


GHOUL       


GIGGLING GAGGLING GAGGLE OF GEESE       
Last Line: The giggling gaggling gaggle of geese
Subject(s): Geese


GOPHER IN THE GARDEN       
First Line: There's a gopher in the garden, and he's
Last Line: Or a watermelon five or six or seven %times his size
Subject(s): Gophers


GRANDFATHER GANDER FLEW OVER THE LAND       


GRANDMA BEAR FROM DELAWARE       


GRANNY GRIZER       
First Line: Granny grizer, greedy miser
Last Line: Granny grizer, greedy miser, %is as stingy as they come


GRISELDA GRATZ       
First Line: Griselda gratz kept sixty cats
Last Line: Griselda gratz kept sixty cats, %to catch a single mouse


GUSSIE'S GREASY SPOON       
First Line: Every day, at ten past noon
Last Line: Yet, every day, at ten past noon, %I eat at gussie's greasy spoon


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR DRAGON       
First Line: There were rumbles of strange jubilation
Last Line: And %the candles %all burst %into %flame!


HARVEY ALWAYS WINS       
First Line: Every game that harvey plays
Last Line: It's that harvey always cheats


HENRIETTA SNETTER       
First Line: Henriettta snetter knit a sweater in the night
Last Line: And she wore it when she rose to greet the day


HERBERT GLERBETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Herbert glerbett, rather round,
Subject(s): Food & Eating


HINNIKIN MINNIKIN       


HIPPOPOTAMUS       
First Line: The huge hippopotamus hasn't a hair
Last Line: And a permanent grin on his face
Subject(s): Animals; Hippopotamuses


HOMEWORK! OH, HOMEWORK!    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Homework


HOMEWORK! OH, HOMEWORK!       
Last Line: Homework! Oh, homework! %I hate you! You stink!
Subject(s): Education; Schools


HOUSE MOUSE       
First Line: Little brown house mouse, laugh and leap
Last Line: As long as you're gone when the cat's awake
Subject(s): Mice


HUMMINGBIRD       
First Line: The ruby-throated hummingbird
Last Line: Is hardly bigger than this word
Subject(s): Hummingbirds; Size And Shape


HYENA       
First Line: The laughing hyena's behavior is strange
Last Line: But never tells anyone why
Subject(s): Hyenas


I AM BOOM       
First Line: I am boom the thunder dragon
Last Line: I am boom! Boom! Boom


I AM FALLING OFF A MOUNTAIN       
Last Line: In the next eleven seconds, %I have got to learn to fly!


I AM FLYING!       
First Line: I am flying! I am flying!
Last Line: I am flying! I am flying! %but I fly without a plane


I AM FREEZING!       
First Line: I am freezing! I am freezing!
Last Line: For I've caught a cold... %ahchoooooooooo!


I AM MY MASTER'S DRAGON       
Last Line: And my master treats me well


I AM RUNNING IN A CIRCLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Revolving Doors


I AM RUNNING IN A CIRCLE       
Last Line: Revolving %...Volving %...Volving %...Volving door!


I AM WAITING WAITING WAITING       
First Line: I am waiting waiting waiting for my dragon egg to hatch
Last Line: When my brand new baby dragon's finally born


I ATE TOO MUCH    Poem Text    
First Line: I ate too much turkey
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony


I ATE TOO MUCH       
First Line: I ate too much turkey
Last Line: So I guess it won't hurt %if I eat just a little bit more
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Gluttony


I CHASED A DRAGON THROUGH THE WOODS    Poem Text    
Last Line: And omniously roared
Subject(s): Dragons


I DID NOT EAT YOUR ICE CREAM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Ice Cream


I DID NOT EAT YOUR ICE CREAM       
Last Line: We look a lot alike
Subject(s): Desserts


I DO NOT LIKE THE RAT!       
First Line: I praise the hippopotamus
Last Line: I quite salute the simple newt- %I cannot stand the rat!


I DO NOT MIND YOU, / WINTER WIND       
Last Line: Then I must tell you, winter wind, %I mind...I really mind!


I DRIBBLED CATSUP ON MY PET       
Last Line: And that is why my cat's upset
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Ketchup


I FOUND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Four Leaf Clovers


I FOUND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER       
Last Line: Or I'll give it to my brother- %he deserves it more than me
Subject(s): Four-leaf Clovers


I HAVE A DOZEN DRAGONS       
Last Line: Who has a dragon herd


I HAVE A SECRET DRAGON       
Last Line: It dries me with its wings


I HAVE BEEN IN BED FOR HOURS       


I MADE A MECHANICAL DRAGON       
Last Line: I made it myself with my hands


I MADE A NOISE THIS MORNING    Poem Text    
Last Line: Was a little work of art
Subject(s): Farts


I OFTEN REPEAT REPEAT MYSELF    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Speech; Oratory; Orators


I SPIED MY SHADOW SLINKING       
Last Line: I tried my very hardest- %all the same, my shadow won


I TOSS THEM TO MY ELEPHANT       
First Line: When the summer sun is blazing
Last Line: I toss them to my elephant... %it always makes him sing!


I WAVE GOOD-BYE WHEN BUTTER FLIES    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


I WENT TO WYOMING ONE DAY IN THE SPRING       


I WISH I HAD A DRAGON       
Last Line: Who sleeps all day...Like mine


I WONDER WHY DAD IS SO THOROUGHLY MAD    Poem Text    


I WONDER WHY DAD IS SO THOROUGHLY MAD       
Last Line: I wonder why dad is so thoroughly mad, %I can't understand it at all


I'D NEVER DINE ON DINOSAURS       
Last Line: For all they've got are lots of bones, %and not a bit of meat


I'D NEVER EAT A BEET       
First Line: I'd never eat a beet, because
Last Line: I would even eat my pocket, %but I'd never eat a beet!


I'M A AMIABLE DRAGON       
First Line: I'm an amiable dragon
Last Line: But only if you dare


I'M A YELLOW-BILL DUCK       


I'M AWAKE! I'M AWAKE       


I'M BOLD, I'M BRAVE       
First Line: I'm bold, I'm brave, I know no fear
Last Line: Gangway! I'm getting out of here!


I'M DISGUSTED WITH MY BROTHER       
Last Line: He forgot today's my birthday- %oh, how could he...He's my twin!


I'M FOND OF FROGS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Frogs


I'M IN A ROTTEN MOOD!       
First Line: I'm in a rotten mood today
Last Line: I'm feeling absolutely rude- %I'm in a rotten mood!


I'M SITTING WRITING POEMS    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm sitting writing poems in the middle
Last Line: I'm sitting writing poems in the middle of the night
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


I'M SITTING WRITING POEMS       
First Line: I'm sitting writing poems in the middle
Last Line: Is sitting writing poems in the middle %of the night
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


I'M THANKFUL       
First Line: I'm thankful for my baseball bat
Last Line: I'm thankful for so many things, %except, of course, for liver!


I'M THE SINGLE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON I KNOW       
Last Line: There's only one thing that I can't understand- %why nobody likes me...Not ever!


I'M WRESTLING WITH AN OCTOPUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, it poured and it rained
Last Line: I come out second best
Subject(s): Octopuses; Wrestling & Wrestlers


I'VE GOT AN INCREDIBLE HEADACHE       
Last Line: And if I keep hitting my head with this hammer, %I doubt that my headache will stop


I'VE GOT AN ITCH       
First Line: I've got an itch, a wretched itch
Last Line: I cannot reach, to scratch it


IF IT WAS SUNLIGHT SHINING       


IF N OT FOR THE CAT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mice


IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN DRAGONS       
Last Line: Choose to not believe in you


INVISIBLE BEAST       
First Line: The beast that is invisible
Last Line: It can see you very well


IRRITATING CREATURE       
First Line: There's an irritating creature
Last Line: It's entirely too tenacious- %I suspect it's here for good


IT IS SO STILL       


IT'S HALLOWEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: It's halloween! It's halloween!
Last Line: It's halloween
Subject(s): Halloween


IT'S HALLOWEEN! IT'S HALLOWEEN!       
Last Line: For oh tonight %it's halloween!


IT'S HARD TO BE AN ELEPHANT    Poem Text    
Last Line: That fit precisely right
Subject(s): Elephants


IT'S RAINING PIGS AND NOODLES    Poem Text    
Last Line: Then when it's raining rain
Subject(s): Rain


IT'S SNOWING! IT'S SNOWING!       
Last Line: And if my luck holds, %this morning they'll close down %the school


ITS FANGS WERE RED       
First Line: Its fangs were red with bloddy gore
Last Line: And with a loud, resounding roar %said, 'anyone for tennis?'


JELLYFISH STEW    Poem Text    
Last Line: Of jellyfish stew
Subject(s): Jellyfish; Food & Eating


JELLYFISH STEW       
Last Line: Yet I would glue noodles %and prunes to my shoe, %for one oozy spoonful %of jellyfish stew


JILLIKY, JOLLIKY JELLIKY JEE       


JOHNNY HAD A BLACK HORSE       


JUSTIN AUSTIN       


KITTY CAUGHT A CATERPILLAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The bee caught her instead
Last Line: The bee caught her instead
Subject(s): Insects


KITTY CAUGHT A CATERPILLAR       


LAST NIGHT I DREAMED OF CHICKENS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dreams; Chickens; Nightmares


LATE ONE NIGHT IN KALAMAZOO       


LAVINIA NINK       
First Line: Lavinia nink lives serenely
Last Line: It's a house to drive anyone nutty, %but it's home to lavinia nink


LION       
First Line: The lion has a golden mane
Last Line: And lets the lioness do the chores
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


LITTLE PINK PIG IN ARKANSAS       


LONG GONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't waste your time in looking for
Subject(s): Animals; Dinosaurs


LONG GONE       
First Line: Don't waste your time in looking for
Last Line: They all lived here before us
Subject(s): Animals; Dinosaurs


LOUDER THAN A CLAP OF THUNDER    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Snoring


LOUDER THAN A CLAP OF THUNDER       
Last Line: Louder than a giant's rattle, %that's how loud my father snores!


MA! DON'T THROW THAT SHIRT OUT       
Last Line: If you dare to throw that shirt out- %it's my all-time favorite shirt!


MABEL, REMARKABLE MABEL       
First Line: Oh, mabel, remarkable mabel
Last Line: Oh, mabel, you may make me mutter, %but it's wonderful watching you dine


MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE       
First Line: Sporting and capering high in the breeze
Last Line: As he stands on his left hand and waves with his right


MEAN MAXINE       
First Line: There's no one mean as mean maxine
Last Line: I'd like to pack her in a crate_ %too bad maxine's my sister


MICHAEL BUILT A BICYCLE       
Last Line: Michael left no room for pedals, %and there isn't any seat


MICROSCOPIC TOPIC       
First Line: I am a paramecium
Last Line: For though I've often tried and tried, %I do it backward...And divide


MILLION CANDLES       


MIRACULOUS MORTIMER       
First Line: Miraculous mortimer (master magician)
Last Line: He can't recall how to reverse her condition- %has anyone here any glue?


MOLE       
First Line: The mole's a solitary soul
Last Line: The mole is right at home
Subject(s): Animals; Moles


MOTHER GOBLIN'S LULLABY       
First Line: Go to sleep, my baby goblin
Last Line: Hushaby, my goblin dear


MOTHER'S CHOCOLATE VALENTINE       
First Line: I bought a box of chocolate hearts
Last Line: I hope she likes the box


MULTILINGUAL MYNAH BIRD       
First Line: Birds are known to cheep and chirp
Last Line: You'll never find a finer bird %than the multilingual mynah bird
Subject(s): Animals; Mynah Birds


MUNGLE AND THE MUNN       
First Line: The duo met to duel at dawn
Last Line: They bowed and said, 'let's meet again- %it's certainly beenfun!'


MY BABY BROTHER       
First Line: My baby brother is so small
Last Line: And all he seems to do is bawl %and wiggle, sleep...And leak


MY BROTHER BUILT A ROBOT       
Last Line: To equip it with a switch


MY BROTHER'S BUG    Poem Text    
First Line: My brotherís bug was green and plump
Last Line: Was when I squashed my brotherís bug
Subject(s): Bugs


MY BROTHER'S HEAD SHOULD BE REPLACED       
Last Line: He's trying to use tomato paste %to paste tomatoes together


MY BROTHER'S REALLY STINGY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Thrift


MY BROTHER'S REALLY STINGY       
Last Line: Unless he licks them first
Subject(s): Desserts


MY DOG, HE IS AN UGLY DOG       
Last Line: His belly bulges to the ground, %he is the dog for me


MY DRAGON WASN'T FEELING GOOD       
Last Line: My dragon's doing fine


MY DRAGON'S BEEN DISCONSOLATE       
Last Line: That put his fire out


MY FIRST BEST FRIEND    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Friendship


MY FROG IS A FROG    Poem Text    
First Line: My frog is a frog that is hopelessly hoarse
Subject(s): Frogs


MY MOTHER SAYS I'M SICKENING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Mothers; Children; Childhood


MY MOTHER SAYS I'M SICKENING       
Last Line: I wish my mother wouldn't make %so many useless rules
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Etiquette; Food And Eating


MY MOTHER TOOK ME SKATING       
Last Line: I tried a little trick myself %and made a figure one


MY MOTHER'S GOT ME BUNDLED UP       
Last Line: I'm the living, breathing model %of a walking clothing shop


MY NEIGHBOR'S DOG IS PURPLE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dogs


MY PARENTS HAVE THE FLU TODAY    Poem Text    
Last Line: My parents have the flu
Subject(s): Parents; Sickness


MY PARENTS THINK I'M SLEEPING       


MY SISTER IS A SISSY       
Last Line: She's scared of almost everything- %how come I'm scared of her?


MY SISTER WOULD NEVER THROW SNOWBALLS AT BUTTERFLIES       
Last Line: And never, no, never at tigers %or elephants, %she only throws them at me


MY SNOWMAN HAS A NOBLE HEAD       
Last Line: He looks like me!' my father says, %you know...He may be right!


MY UNDERDOG IS OVERWEIGHT    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Dogs


NASTY LITTLE DRAGONSONG       
First Line: I'm a nasty, nasty dragon
Last Line: Just a nasty half inch high


NAUGHTY LITTLE BROWN MOUSE       


NEIGHBORS ARE NOT FOND OF ME       
Last Line: For when I near their door, I see %they hide the welcome mat


NEVER MINCE WORDS WITH A SHARK       
First Line: You may quarrel with centipedes, quibble with seals
Last Line: But a shark will deflate your attempts at debate, %and before you are done, you are through


NEW KID ON THE BLOCK       
First Line: There's a new kid on the block
Last Line: That new kid's really bad, %I don't care for her at all


NEW YORK IS IN NORTH CAROLINA       
Last Line: Those are a few of the answers I wrote %when I flunked the geography test


NIGHT IS HERE       


NINE MICE       
First Line: Nine mice on tiny tricycles
Last Line: Still sitting on their tricycles %...Nine white and shiny micicles!


NO, I WON'T TURN ORANGE!       
Last Line: Well, what do you know, %I did!


NOISY, NOISY    Poem Text    
First Line: It's noisy, noisy overhead,
Subject(s): Noise; Birds


NOTHING-DOINGS       
First Line: Meet the lazy nothing-doings
Last Line: For the nothing-doings vanish %when there's work that must be done


OGREBRAG    Poem Text    
First Line: A callow knight in armor
Last Line: A callow knight in armor
Subject(s): Monsters


OH PENNINGTON POE       


OH, TEDDY BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh, teddy bear, dear teddy,
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


OH, TEDDY BEAR       
First Line: Oh, teddy bear, dear teddy
Last Line: It's been ages since I've seen you, %but I miss you, teddy bear


ONCE THEY ALL BELIEVED IN DRAGONS       
Last Line: We are dragons! We are real


ONE DAY IN OKLAHOMA       


ONE LAST LITTLE LEAF       
First Line: There's a leaf clinging fast to %a branch
Last Line: Then autumn remains in the world, %and winter must wait in the wings


OSTRICH       
First Line: The ostrich believes she is hidden from view
Last Line: So the ostrich is easily found
Subject(s): Ostriches


OUNCE AND BOUNCE       
First Line: Bowen ounce and owen bounce
Last Line: Bowen ounce just bounced and bounced, %for he was round and rubbery


OWL       
First Line: The owl is wary, the owl is wise
Last Line: But mostly he sits - and he sits - and he sits
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


OYSTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oysters / are creatures
Subject(s): Oysters


OYSTERS       
First Line: Oysters %are creatures
Last Line: Any feature
Subject(s): Oysters


PACK RAT       
First Line: The pack rat's day is spent at play
Last Line: He does it as his hobby
Subject(s): Pack Rats


PANCAKE COLLECTOR       
First Line: Come visit my pancake collection
Last Line: And bake up a few hundred more
Subject(s): Pancakes


PARROT WITH A POMEGRANATE       


PIZZA THE SIZE OF THE SUN       
First Line: I'm making a pizza the size of the sun
Last Line: My wonderful pizza the size of the sun
Subject(s): Food And Eating


POLAR BEAR       
First Line: The polar bear by being white
Last Line: To set out after polar bears
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


POOR POTATOES UNDERGROUND       


PORCUPINE       
First Line: The porcupine is puzzled
Last Line: That what he finds enjoyable %to others is a pain
Subject(s): Porcupines


PUMBERLY POTT'S UNPREDICTABLE NIECE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Automobiles; Food & Eating; Cars


RABBIT       
First Line: Hip-hop hoppity, hip-hop hoppity
Last Line: They let him hear the slightest sounds
Subject(s): Animals; Rabbits


RAIN       
First Line: I was having trouble sleeping


REMARKABLE ADVENTURE       
First Line: I was at my bedroom table
Last Line: Isn't here with me today
Subject(s): Education; Schools


RIDE A PURPLE PELICAN       


ROMANCE AND SEX: WE'D BEEN APART FOR MANY YEARS       
Last Line: And I had laryngitis


RUDY RODE A UNICORN       


RUMPITTY TUMPITTY RUMPITTY TUM       


SEYMOUR SNORKKE       
First Line: With chopsticks did I sip my soup,'
Last Line: But that was much too difficult, %so now I use a fork.'


SHADOW THOUGHT       
First Line: The winter sun stays close to me
Last Line: And my shadow is the shadow %of a giant on the snow


SHEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: Sheep are gentle, shy and meek
Subject(s): Sheep


SHEEP       
First Line: Sheep are gentle, shy and meek
Last Line: And left alone they live in peace
Subject(s): Sheep


SIDNEY SNICKKE       
First Line: Serving supper, sidney snickke
Last Line: By dessert, his mom and dad %appeared, to sidney, hopping mad


SIR BLUSHINGTON BLOONE       
First Line: Sir blushington bloone is a knight of the court
Last Line: Oh, a knight with no peers is sir blushington bloone


SKELETON PARADE       
First Line: The skeletons are out tonight
Last Line: They march on halloween


SNAIL       
First Line: The snail doesn't know where he's going
Last Line: At two or three inches a day
Subject(s): Snails


SNAKE       
First Line: Don't ever make
Last Line: Might be awake
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes


SNEAKY SUE       
First Line: I am standing by this lamppost
Last Line: Sneaky sue, come out of hiding, %I will wait just one more week!'


SNILLIES       
First Line: In the middle of a lily
Last Line: Every day they're growing thinner, %yet they can't imagine why


SNOWFLAKE FELL       
First Line: A snowflake fell into my hand
Last Line: I breathed, the snowflake vanished, %but for moments, it was mine


SNOWMAN'S LAMENT       
First Line: My snowman sadly bowed
Last Line: Now I'm thinner than %a splinter, %winter's melting into spring!


SOMEONE SWIPED THE COOKIES'    Poem Text    
Last Line: My luscious chocolate chips
Subject(s): Cakes


SOMEONE SWIPED THE COOKIES'       


SOMEONE SWIPED THE COOKIES'       
Last Line: My luscious chocolate chips
Subject(s): Desserts


SOMETHING SILKY       
First Line: Something silky, scarcely there
Last Line: Stole our socks and underwear, %and had a ghastly laugh on us


SONG OF THE GLOOPY GLOPPERS       
First Line: We are gloppers, gloopy gloppers
Last Line: And when we swarm upon your form, %we know we'll find you gloppable!


SPAGHETTI NUT       
First Line: Eddie the spaghetti nut
Last Line: So much for their spaghettiquette


SPAGHETTI! SPAGHETTI!    Poem Text    
First Line: Spaghetti! Spaghetti! / you're wonderful stuff
Last Line: You're wonderful stuff
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Pasta; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni


SPAGHETTI! SPAGHETTI!       
First Line: Spaghetti! Spaghetti! %you're wonderful stuff
Last Line: You're wonderful stuff
Subject(s): Dinners And Dining; Food And Eating; Pasta


SPIDER       
First Line: The spider, sly and talented
Last Line: To whom she'll not apologize
Subject(s): Animals


SPOOKY SORT OF SHADOW       
First Line: There's a spooky sort of shadow


STRINGBEAN SMALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Stringbean small was tall and trim
Subject(s): Basketball; Sports


STRINGBEAN SMALL       
First Line: Stringbean small was tall and trim
Last Line: The coach screamed, 'stop! Don't nibble it! %I wanted you to dribble it!'
Subject(s): Basketball; Sports


STUCK IN THE SNOW       
Last Line: I guess it's my %bad luck instead


SUPER-GOOPY GLUE       
First Line: Permit me to present to you
Last Line: I'd demonstrate it for you, but %my glue has glued my gluepot shut


SUZANNA SOCKED ME SUNDAY    Poem Text    


SUZANNA SOCKED ME SUNDAY       
Last Line: Well, then I won't!' suzanna said- %that saturday, she bit me


TELEPHONE CALL       
First Line: I was mad and I was sad


THE ARMADILLO    Poem Text    
First Line: The ancient armadillo
Subject(s): Animals; Armadillos


THE AVERAGE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
Last Line: The average hippopotamus
Subject(s): Hippopotamuses


THE BALLPOINT PENGUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: The ballpoint penguins, black and white
Last Line: They aim their beaks and write and write
Subject(s): Pens & Pencils


THE BEAVER    Poem Text    
First Line: The beaver is fat
Subject(s): Animals; Beavers


THE BENGAL TIGER    Poem Text    
First Line: The bengal tiger likes to eat
Subject(s): Animals; Tigers


THE BLACK BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: In the summer, fall and spring
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE BOGEYMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: In the desolate depths of a perilous place
Subject(s): Imagination; Fancy


THE BUNNY BUS    Poem Text    
First Line: All aboard the bunny bus
Last Line: Rabbit transit gets you there
Subject(s): Buses; Rabbits


THE CHICKEN CLUB    Poem Text    
First Line: We are members in good standing
Last Line: And we're sprouting chickens
Subject(s): Chickens


THE CHIPMUNK    Poem Text    
First Line: Chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter
Last Line: Which he hopes will make him fatter
Subject(s): Chipmunks


THE COURT JESTER'S LAST REPORT TO THE KING    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh sire! My sire! Your castle's on fire
Subject(s): Spring


THE COW    Poem Text    
First Line: The cow mainly moos as she chooses
Subject(s): Cows


THE CREATURE IN THE CLASSROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: It appeared inside our classroom
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


THE CROCODILE    Poem Text    
First Line: Beware the crafty crocodile
Subject(s): Crocodiles


THE EGG    Poem Text    
First Line: If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the chicken hatching
Subject(s): Chickens; Eggs


THE GIGGLING GAGGLING GAGGLE OF GEESE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Geese


THE HIPPOPOTAMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: The huge hippopotamus hasn't a hair
Subject(s): Animals; Hippopotamuses


THE HOUSE MOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Little brown house mouse, laugh and leap
Last Line: As long as you're gone when the cat's awake
Subject(s): Mice


THE LION    Poem Text    
First Line: The lion has a golden mane
Subject(s): Animals; Lions


THE MANATEE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm partial to the manatee
Last Line: And hasn't any enemies
Subject(s): Manatees


THE MULTILINGUAL MYNAH BIRD       
First Line: Birds are known to cheep and chirp
Subject(s): Animals; Mynah Birds; Mina Birds; Myna Birds


THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: There's a new kid on the block,
Subject(s): Bullies; Girls


THE OWL    Poem Text    
First Line: The owl is wary, the owl is wise
Subject(s): Birds; Owls


THE PACK RAT    Poem Text    
First Line: The pack rat's day is spent at play
Last Line: He does it as his hobby
Subject(s): Pack Rats


THE PANCAKE COLLECTOR    Poem Text    
First Line: Come visit my pancake collection
Last Line: And bake up a few hundred more
Subject(s): Pancakes


THE POLAR BEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: The polar bear by being white
Subject(s): Animals; Bears


THE PORCUPINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The porcupine is puzzled
Subject(s): Porcupines


THE RABBIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hip-hop hoppity, hip-hop hoppity
Last Line: They let him hear the slightest sounds
Subject(s): Animals; Rabbits; Hares


THE SNAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: The snail doesn't know where he's going
Subject(s): Snails


THE SNAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't ever make
Last Line: Might be awake
Subject(s): Animals; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE SPAGHETTI NUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Eddie the spaghetti nut
Subject(s): Pasta; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni


THE SPIDER    Poem Text    
First Line: The spider, sly and talented
Subject(s): Animals


THE THREE-TOED SLOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: The three-toed sloth is in a deep
Subject(s): Sloths


THE TURKEY SHOT OUT OF THE OVEN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Turkeys


THE TURTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The turtle's always been inclined
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


THE VISITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: It came today to visit
Subject(s): Monsters


THE WITCH    Poem Text    
First Line: She comes by night, in fearsome flight,
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


THE ZEBRA    Poem Text    
First Line: The zebra is undoubtedly
Subject(s): Zebras


THERE IS A THING       
Last Line: Beneath the stair %with slimy face %and oily hair


THREE-TOED SLOTH       
First Line: The three-toed sloth is in a deep
Last Line: Is not for three-toed sloths to know
Subject(s): Sloths


THROCKMORTON THRATTE       
First Line: Throckmorton thratte has charm and class
Last Line: Small wonder that his looking glass %is holding him for ransom


TIMBLE TAMBLE TURKEY       


TIMMY TATT, TIMMY TATT       


TODAY IS A DAY TO CROW ABOUT       
Last Line: For the crows have frightened the scarecrow, %and the scarecrow is running away


TODAY IS VERY BORING    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Boredom; Ennui


TODAY IS VERY BORING       
Last Line: And I think I felt an earthquake, %it's a very boring day


TONIGHT IS IMPOSSIBLY NOISY       


TOUCANS TWO    Poem Text    
First Line: Whatever one toucan can do
Subject(s): Toucans


TOUCANS TWO       
First Line: Whatever one toucan can do
Last Line: Do what four or three or two can
Subject(s): Toucans


TURKEY SHOT OUT OF THE OVEN       
Last Line: With popcorn that hadn't been popped


TURTLE       
First Line: The turtle's always been inclined
Last Line: You'll find the turtle home
Subject(s): Turtles


TWICKHAM TWEER    Poem Text    
First Line: Shed a tear for twickham tweer
Subject(s): Food & Eating


TWO ROBINS FROM CHARLOTTE       


TWO-HORNED BLACK RHINOCEROS       
Last Line: And there's nothing but a grumble on his mind
Subject(s): Rhinoceroses


UNASSUMING OWL       
Last Line: Responded with an overblown %and condescending %'whoooooom!'


UNCANNY COLLEEN       
First Line: Uncanny colleen (unaccountably green)
Last Line: No doubt she'll come out in the wash


UNCLE BUNGLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Uncle bungle, now deceased
Subject(s): Food & Eating


UNDERWATER WIBBLES       
Last Line: As they execute their dives, %oh, the underwater wibbles %live extraordinary lives


VISITOR       
First Line: It came today to visit
Last Line: And softly went away
Subject(s): Monsters


WALLABY       
First Line: Oh come and see the wallaby
Last Line: The willy wally wallaby
Subject(s): Wallabies


WALRUS       
First Line: The widdy, waddly walrus
Last Line: And floats fast asleep on the tide
Subject(s): Walruses


WE EACH WORE HALF A HORSE       
Last Line: Which half of it I played


WE EACH WORE HALF A HORSE       
Last Line: And you can guess, of course, %which half of it I played


WE HEARD WALLY WAIL       
First Line: We heard wally wail through the whole
Last Line: She made wally holler, she made wally whoop, %for what he had spelled in the alphabet soup


WEE WOOLLY WITCHIE OF WHISTLEWOOD WAY       
First Line: I'm the wee woolly witchie of whistlewood way
Last Line: I'm the wee woolly witchie of whistlewood way
Subject(s): Witchcraft And Witches


WHAT HAPPENS TO THE COLORS       


WHAT NERVE YOU'VE GOT, MINERVA MOTT!       
Last Line: Minerva mott! How could you dare %to name your dog for me?


WHEN DRACULA WENT TO THE BLOOD BANK       
Last Line: He drew out a pint and a half


WHEN DRACULA WENT TO THE BLOOD BANK       
Last Line: For rather than make a donation, %he drew out a pint and a half


WHEN I AM FULL OF SILENCE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Silence


WHEN I'M VERY NEARLY SLEEPING       


WHEN MOLLY DAY WEARS YELLOW CLOTHES       


WHEN SNOWFLAKES ARE FLUTTERING       
First Line: When snowflakes are
Last Line: I truly wish then, that I'd never again %see those little white fluttering flakes


WHEN TILLIE ATE THE CHILI       
Last Line: As she said, 'what tasty chili, %I should like another bowl.'


WHEN YOUNG, THE SLYNE       
First Line: When young, the slyne, from noon to nine
Last Line: But does not stand upon its head, %it stands, instead, on mine


WHITE CLOUD FLOATED LIKE A SWAN       


WHY DO I HAVE TO CLEAN MY ROOM    Poem Text    


WILD WITCHES' BALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Late last night at wildwitchhall
Subject(s): Witchcraft & Witches


WILD WITCHES' BALL       
First Line: Late last night at wildwitchhall
Last Line: How many witches can you see %at our annual wildwitch witches' spree?
Subject(s): Witchcraft And Witches


WINTER SIGNS       
First Line: Winter signs are everywhere
Last Line: My winter nose is dripping


WINTER'S COME       
First Line: Winter's come, the trees are bare
Last Line: Winter's come, the trees are bare, %no leaf now whispers to the air


WOLF IS AT THE LAUNDROMAT       
Last Line: That's only there to clean its clothes- %it is a wash-and-wear-wolf


WOZZIT       
First Line: There's a wozzit in the closet


YAK    Poem Text    
First Line: Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak
Subject(s): Animals; Yaks


YAK       
First Line: Yickity-yackity, yickity-yak
Last Line: Smiggildly-snaggidly, sniggildy-snag
Subject(s): Animals; Yaks


YOU NEED TO HAVE AN IRON REAR       
Last Line: Or otherwise, at least a year %of very painful practice


YUBBAZUBBIES       
First Line: Yubbazubbies, you are yummy
Last Line: Yubbazubbies, I love you


ZANY ZAPPER ZOCKKE       
First Line: The greatest ace of video space
Last Line: That he spun into a time warp- %zapper zockke's in hyperspace!


ZEBRA       
First Line: The zebra is undoubtedly
Last Line: Or rather, white on black
Subject(s): Zebras


ZOO DOINGS       
First Line: In the zoo do view the zebu
Last Line: View what zebus and kudus do
Subject(s): Animals; Zoos


ZOOSHER       
First Line: Beneath a bush, the zoosher lies
Last Line: As here beneath a bush it lies, %with mashed potatoes on its eyes