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My Hippo Has the Hiccups

And Other Poems I Totally Made Up

My Hippo Has the Hiccups by Kenn Nesbitt
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Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry is adored by kids. They just can't get enough of the great beats, wonderful imagery, and good ol' belly laughs his poetry contains! With over a hundred poems included, most of them new but some old favorites too, My Hippo Has the Hiccups is a laugh-out-loud good time. The audio CD features lots of the great poem readings and zany humor that make Kenn one of the most widely sought school speakers in the country.

From angry vegetables to misbehaving robots to the boy who is only half a werewolf, these are all officially poems Kenn totally made up:

my robot does my homework! | i bought a pet banana! | when vegetables are angry...

Be sure to visit Kenn online at the world's most popular poetry site for kids: poetry4kids.com

Sourcebooks; April 2009
176 pages; ISBN 9781402249136
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Title: My Hippo Has the Hiccups
Author: Kenn Nesbitt; Ethan Long
 
Excerpt
MY HIPPO HAS THE HICCUPSMy hippo has the hiccupsand his hiccups shake the ground.The fl oor is always rumblingwhen my hippo is around.I bought him at the pet store,but I missed a small detail.I didn't see the sign said,"Hiccupotamus for sale."WALLY WARDS THE SWORD SWALLOWERWally Wardsswallowed swords,daggers, dirks,and razor blades,lances, spears,garden shears,sabers, scissors,spikes, and spades.Wally's jawswelcomed saws,hatchets, axes,power drills,arrows, picks,sharpened sticks;that's how Wallygot his thrills.All the sameit's a shameWally Wardsshould lose his life.Wally croakedwhen he chokedon a plasticbutter knife.TODAY I HAD A PROBLEMToday I had a problemwhen I tried to make my bed.My blankets and my comfortergot wrapped around my head.I went to fl uff the pillowsbut the pillow cover tore,and feathers fl ew all overas I stumbled 'round the fl oor.I accidentally grabbed the sheetsand pulled them as I fell.I have to say, it seemsmy day's not starting off too well.I tripped upon a pillowcaseand landed in a heap.Good grief! That's it! I'm staying here