A Fish in a Spaceship
A Funny School Poem for Kids
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
A fish in a spaceship is flying through school.
A dinosaur's dancing on top of a stool.
The library's loaded with orange baboons,
in purple tuxedos with bows and balloons.
The pigs on the playground are having a race
while pencils parade in their linens and lace.
As camels do cartwheels and elephants fly,
bananas are baking a broccoli pie.
A hundred gorillas are painting the walls,
while robots on rockets careen through the halls.
Tomatoes are teaching in all of the classes.
Or maybe, just maybe, I need some new glasses.
Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.
This poem appears in the book
My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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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).
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