My Hippo Has the Hiccups: And Other Poems I Totally Made Up (A Poetry Speaks Experience)

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Kenn Nesbitt's hilarious poetry is adored by kids. They just can't get enough of the great beats, wonderful imagery, and good ol' belly laughs his poetry contains! With over a hundred poems included, most of them new but some old favorites too, My Hippo Has the Hiccups is a laugh-out-loud good time. The audio CD features lots of the great poem readings and zany humor that make Kenn one of the most widely sought school speakers in the country.

From angry vegetables to misbehaving robots to the boy who is only half a werewolf, these are all officially poems Kenn totally made up:

my robot does my homework! | i bought a pet banana! | when vegetables are angry...

Be sure to visit Kenn online at the world's most popular poetry site for kids: poetry4kids.com

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About the Author:

Kenn Nesbitt is the author of several collections of funny poetry for kids, including Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, When the Teacher Isn't Looking, and The Aliens Have Landed at Our School! His poems have appeared many bestselling anthologies, including every book in the popular Kids Pick the Funniest Poems series, and anthologies from Scholastic with nearly 2 million copies in print. His works have been in dozens of school textbooks around the world, as well as national television programs, and numerous children's magazines. Kenn travels the country, visiting over 60 schools each year, sharing his wacky brand of poetry with kids nationwide, and helping to create a new generation of poetry lovers. His website, Poetry4Kids, is the most popular children's poetry website on the Internet.

Ethan Long is a children's book author and illustrator whose titles include the extremely popular Tickle the Duck: Don't You Dare and the hilarious sequel, Stop Kissing Me! He has also illustrated Manana Iguana, by Ann Whitford Paul, and the Riot Brothers series by Mary Amato. The pilot for his animated television series, Farm Force, won the Nextoons: 2005 Nicktoons Film Festival Viewer's Choice Award and is currently in development. His animated short series ZeFronk, a cooking show starring a wiener dog with amazing cooking skills, will premiere on Playhouse Disney in the fall of 2008.

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MY HIPPO HAS THE HICCUPS
My hippo has the hiccups
and his hiccups shake the ground.
The fl oor is always rumbling
when my hippo is around.
I bought him at the pet store,
but I missed a small detail.
I didn't see the sign said,
"Hiccupotamus for sale."

WALLY WARDS THE SWORD SWALLOWER
Wally Wards
swallowed swords,
daggers, dirks,
and razor blades,
lances, spears,
garden shears,
sabers, scissors,
spikes, and spades.
Wally's jaws
welcomed saws,
hatchets, axes,
power drills,
arrows, picks,
sharpened sticks;
that's how Wally
got his thrills.
All the same
it's a shame
Wally Wards
should lose his life.
Wally croaked
when he choked
on a plastic
butter knife.

TODAY I HAD A PROBLEM
Today I had a problem
when I tried to make my bed.
My blankets and my comforter
got wrapped around my head.
I went to fl uff the pillows
but the pillow cover tore,
and feathers fl ew all over
as I stumbled 'round the fl oor.
I accidentally grabbed the sheets
and pulled them as I fell.
I have to say, it seems
my day's not starting off too well.
I tripped upon a pillowcase
and landed in a heap.
Good grief! That's it! I'm staying here

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