NONSENSE POEMS FOR CHILDREN

 

By Josie Whitehead

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This is a very popular poem, and especially with my granddaughter.  Aged just 6 years of age, when my books were published, she pounced on this poem, learned it off by heart and when the teacher asked if they'd had a nice weekend on the following Monday, she recited it, to the astonishment of the class.  I was very proud of her when I heard the story.  Perhaps this story will encourage children in  your class to do the same.  Josie

Yes, I certainly have for . . .

 

I first flew to the moon, then I kissed a baboon

    And had coffee at Buckingham Palace.

And then on a whim, I went off for a swim

    And had lunch with a cowboy in Dallas.

 

Just for a lark, I then swam with a shark -

    Though the sea was a little bit chilly.

So to warm up my knees, I then climbed a few trees.

    Well perhaps you might think this was silly.

 

So I climbed down again, took a plane out to Spain

    And it was here that I surfed on a swell.

And so what about you?  Tell me what did you do?

     I hope you've been quite busy as well!

 

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