My Puppy Punched Me In the Eye

A Funny Pet Poem for Kids

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

My puppy punched me in the eye.
My rabbit whacked my ear.
My ferret gave a frightful cry
and roundhouse kicked my rear.

My lizard flipped me upside down.
My kitten kicked my head.
My hamster slammed me to the ground
and left me nearly dead.

So my advice? Avoid regrets;
no matter what you do,
don't ever let your family pets
take lessons in kung fu.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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My Hippo Has the Hiccups


On Nov 13, 2014 Akanksha. from India wrote:
good poem.
On Oct 29, 2014 georgia from austaralia wrote:
this poem is very funny.
On Aug 12, 2014 issbella from australia wrote:
i love the poem
On Aug 12, 2014 jessica from india wrote:
i love it
On Jul 28, 2014 t.v from australia wrote:
this poem is extreamly hilairious

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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: 530L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.6
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.5
Gunning-Fog Index: 3.9
SMOG Index: 2.7
Automated Readability Index: 2.5
Grade Level Average: 3
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 67 words
Line Count: 12 lines
Average Line Length: 5.6 words
Average Sentence Length: 9.6 words
Average Word Length: 4.1 letters


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