My Elephant Thinks I'm Wonderful

A Funny Elephant Poem for Kids

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

My elephant thinks I'm wonderful.
My elephant thinks I'm cool.
My elephant hangs around with me
and follows me into school.

My elephant likes the way I look.
He thinks that I'm fun and smart.
He thinks that I'm kind and generous
and have a terrific heart.

My elephant thinks I'm brave and bold.
He's proud of my strength and guts.
But mostly he likes the way I smell.
My elephant thinks I'm nuts.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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My Hippo Has the Hiccups


On Feb 25, 2014 omer from elkhansaa school um- elfahem wrote:
it"s amazing indeed i like it very much
On Dec 1, 2013 betul from australia wrote:
i really don't get that poem
On Oct 24, 2013 kiran tiwari from india wrote:
wow i like this poem the most
On Oct 11, 2013 mahima from chennai wrote:
i did not get the ending the place where it says the it thinks i have gone nuts i think you could have gone more clear on that good luck for making me laugh some poems i like some poems like this one i am sorry to say needs to improve more sorry for being so bad but people like me will not understand the last line
On Sep 30, 2013 Misba from India wrote:
Its very nice poem it is too much funny i just want to read it again and again;)

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Lexile Text Measure: 450L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 2.8
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.6
Gunning-Fog Index: 7.8
SMOG Index: 5.7
Automated Readability Index: 2.8
Grade Level Average: 4.3
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 74 words
Line Count: 12 lines
Average Line Length: 6.2 words
Average Sentence Length: 7.4 words
Average Word Length: 4.2 letters


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