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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.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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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). 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: 850L
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 5.6
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 5.8
Gunning-Fog Index: 8.5
SMOG Index: 6.3
Automated Readability Index: 6.3
Grade Level Average: 6.5
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 92 words
Line Count: 12 lines
Average Line Length: 7.7 words
Average Sentence Length: 11.5 words
Average Word Length: 4.6 letters
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