Hooray! Hooray! It’s New Year’s DayRate this poem
From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
Hooray! Hooray! It’s New Year’s Day!
The day we start anew.
So this year I’ve decided
to become a kangaroo.
Or maybe I will learn to fly,
or how to walk through walls,
or how to turn invisible,
or surf on waterfalls.
I’ll make myself elastic
and I’ll teach myself to shrink.
I’ll turn into a liquid
and I’ll pour me down the sink.
I’ll visit other planets
and meet aliens galore.
I’ll travel to the distant past
and ride a dinosaur.
I’ve got so many wondrous plans.
I’m starting right away.
Yes, this will be the best year yet.
Hooray! It’s New Year’s Day!
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups
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