Flower Girl

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Sarah Sears to whoops and cheers
grew petunias from her ears.
Then with grace and savoir faire
sprouted tulips from her hair.
Next she smiled and struck a pose;
orchids blossomed from her nose,
and with unexpected skill,
she produced a daffodil.
Peonies and prairie rockets,
germinated from her pockets.
Poppies bloomed between her toes.
Pansies covered all her clothes.
This went on for hours and hours,
blooming petals, budding flowers,
’til her parents came and got her,
taking home their floral daughter,
where, with tears upon her face,
she threw out her empty vase.
Sarah sniffed and blew her nose;
all she wanted was a rose.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 6

 


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups


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