My Robot's Misbehaving

A Funny Robot Poem for Kids

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

My robot's misbehaving.
It won't do as I say.
It will not dust the furniture
or put my toys away.

My robot never helps me
with homework or my chores.
It doesn't do my laundry
and neglects to clean my floors.

It claims it can't cook dinner.
It never makes my bed.
No matter what I ask of it,
it simply shakes its head.

My robot must be broken.
I'll need to get another.
Until that day, I have to say,
I'm glad I have my mother.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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My Hippo Has the Hiccups


On Nov 23, 2013 shilpi agarwal from india wrote:
liked this poem !
On Nov 5, 2013 Ellen from u.k wrote:
very funny!!!!
On May 13, 2013 brandon from new york wrote:
i like this its so funny
On May 7, 2013 jay from india wrote:
totally awesome need a genius to think like that!!!
On Feb 12, 2013 Jessica from Texas wrote:
Its a really funny poem, just like the rest!

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Reading Level of this Poem

Teachers may find this information useful. Please note that Lexile Measures are intended for prose, not poetry. So, technically, the Lexile Measure of any poem should be NP (for non-prose). Nevertheless, this information is frequently requested, so I provide the Lexile Measure for this poem as if it were prose. The Grade Level Average, below, may be a more accurate guide to the reading level of this poem.

Lexile Text Measure: 440L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 2.3
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.4
Gunning-Fog Index: 5
SMOG Index: 3.9
Automated Readability Index: 0.8
Grade Level Average: 2.9
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 87 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 5.4 words
Average Sentence Length: 7.9 words
Average Word Length: 3.7 letters


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