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Terrible Dream

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I’m feeling rather ragged.
I’m feeling rather rough.
I’m looking like I stayed up late,
and didn’t sleep enough.

I went to sleep at bedtime
and dreamt all through the night,
but when I woke this morning
I was feeling far from right.

For though I drifted quickly,
and slumbered long and deep,
I’m totally exhausted
’cause I dreamed I couldn’t sleep!

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

 


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups


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