I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack

A Funny Pet Poem for Kids

From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

I bought our cat a jetpack
which I think she liked a lot.
She strapped it on and instantly
she took off like a shot.

She zoomed around my bedroom
then she blasted down the hall.
She ricocheted off every piece
of furniture and wall.

Our dog freaked out and ran away.
Our hamster squeaked and fled.
I even saw my sister hiding
underneath her bed.

Our cat is so fired up
I almost hate to break the news:
She'll never catch our mouse;
I bought him rocket powered shoes.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2010 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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The Tighty-Whitey Spider


On Apr 30, 2014 pedro from topeka wrote:
On Apr 14, 2014 Derek from USA wrote:
OMG punch line=awesome
On Mar 3, 2014 sharpshooter from England wrote:
I really liked this poem please do more
On Oct 9, 2013 James from Australia wrote:
I would like a jetpack myself-not a cat!!!!
On Aug 23, 2013 shania from amarica wrote:
that was so funny!?!?!?

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Lexile Text Measure: 590L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 4.3
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.9
Gunning-Fog Index: 6.7
SMOG Index: 4.9
Automated Readability Index: 3.8
Grade Level Average: 4.7
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 90 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 5.6 words
Average Sentence Length: 11.3 words
Average Word Length: 4.1 letters


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