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Alison Winn
   wrote   
Johnny's Pockets
"Johnny collects Conkers on string, Sycamore seeds, with aeroplane wings …"
A. P. Herbert
   wrote   
The Spider
"How doth the jolly little spider Wind up such miles of silk inside her?"
Barbara Baker
   wrote   
A Spike of Green
"When I went out The sun was hot, It shone upon My flower pot …"
Carl Sandburg
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Fog
"The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking …"
Charles Kingsley
   wrote   
Young and Old
"When all the world is young lad, And all the trees are green …"
Christina Rossetti
   wrote   
Hurt No Living Thing
"Hurt no living thing, Ladybird or butterfly. Nor moth with dusty wing …"
Christina Rossetti
   wrote   
The Rainbow
"Boats sail on the rivers, And ships sail on the seas; But clouds that sail across the sky Are prettier than these …"
Christina Rossetti
   wrote   
What is Pink?
"What is pink? A rose is pink By the fountain's brink …"
Christina Rossetti
   wrote   
Who Has Seen the Wind
"Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you; But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through …"
Edward Lear
   wrote   
The Jumblies
"They went to sea in a sieve, they did, In a sieve they went to sea …"
Edward Lear
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
"The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat …"
Eve Merriam
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Teevee
"In the house of Mr and Mrs Spouse he and she would watch teevee and never a word between them spoken …"
Gelett Burgess
   wrote   
The Purple Cow
"I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one …"
Gelett Burgess
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Table Manners
"The Goops they lick their fingers, And the Goops they lick their knives …"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
There Was a Little Girl
"There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead …"
Hilaire Belloc
   wrote   
The Frog
"Be kind and tender to the frog, And do not call him names … "
Hilaire Belloc
   wrote   
The Hippopotamus
"I shoot the Hippopotamus With bullets made of platinum, Because if I use leaden ones His hide is sure to flatten 'em …"
Hilaire Belloc
   wrote   
Jim
"There was a boy whose name was Jim; His friends were very good to him …"
Hilaire Belloc
   wrote   
Matilda
"Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes …"
James K. Baxter
   wrote   
Jack Frost
"Look out, look out, Jack Frost's about! He'll nip your ears And bite your snout …"
James K. Baxter
   wrote   
Swing, Swing, Swing
"Swing, swing, swing, Swinging wide and higher - If you swing high enough Your feet will touch the sky …"
James K. Baxter
   wrote   
The Tree House
"John and Judith and Billy and me, We have our own tree house In a willow tree …"
John Kendrick Bangs
   wrote   
The Little Elf
"I met a little Elfman once, Down where the lilies blow. I asked him why he was so small And why he didn't grow …"
Laura Richards
   wrote   
Eletelephony
"Once there was an elephant, Who tried to use the telephant …"
Lewis Carroll
   wrote   
How Doth the Little Crocodile...
"How doth the little crocodile
Lewis Carroll
   wrote   
The Hunting of the Snark
"“Just the place for a Snark!” the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care …"
Lewis Carroll
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Jabberwocky
"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe …"
Lewis Carroll
   wrote   
The Walrus and the Carpenter
"The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright …"
Lewis Carroll
   wrote   
You Are Old, Father William
"You are old, Father William," the young man said, "And your hair has become very white …"
Lois Lenski
   wrote   
Sing a Song of People
"Sing a song of people Walking fast or slow; People in the city, Up and down they go …"
Ogden Nash
   wrote   
Adventures Of Isabel
"Isabel met an enormous bear, Isabel, Isabel, didn't care; The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous, The bear's big mouth was cruel and cavernous …"
Ogden Nash
   wrote   
The Tale of Custard the Dragon
"Belinda lived in a little white house, With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse, And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon …"
Pauline Clarke
   wrote   
My Name Is …
"My name is Sluggery-wuggery My name is Worms-for-tea …"
Rachel Field
   wrote   
Houses
"I like old houses best, don't you? They never go cluttering up a view With roofs too red and paint too new …"
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
Cinderella
"I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory ..."
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
The Pig
"In England once there lived a big And wonderfully clever pig. To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain …"
Roald Dahl
   wrote   
The Three Little Pigs
"The animal I really dig, Above all others is the pig. Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever, Pigs are courteous. However …"
Robert Graves
   wrote   
The Penny Fiddle
"Yesterday I bought a penny fiddle And put it to my chin to play, But I found the strings were painted …"
Robert Louis Stevenson
   wrote   
Bed in Summer
"In Winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle light …"
Robert Louis Stevenson
   wrote   
My Shadow
"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see …"
Robert Louis Stevenson
   wrote   
Windy Nights
"Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by …"
Robert Louis Stevenson
   wrote   
Winter-Time
"Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head …"
Sam Hunt
   wrote   
Four Bow-Wow Poems
"You WOKE my mother up this morning At six o'clock with your barking So she took away your barks And put them in the bow-wow box …"
Spike Milligan
   wrote   
The ABC
"'Twas midnight in the schoolroom And every desk was shut When suddenly from the alphabet Was heard a loud 'tut-tut!"
Spike Milligan
   wrote   
The Land of the Bumbly Boo
"In the land of Bumbly Boo The people are red, white and blue, They never blow noses, or ever wear clothes …"
Spike Milligan
   wrote   
Maveric
"Maverick Prowles had rumbling bowels That thundered in the night …"
Spike Milligan
   wrote   
On the Ning Nang Nong
"On the Ning Nang Nong Where the cows go bong and the monkeys all say BOO …"
T.S. Eliot
   wrote   
Macavity - The Mystery Cat
"Macavity's a mystery cat: he's called the Hidden Paw - For he's the master criminal who can defy the law …"
William Allinghamn
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Robin Redbreast
"Goodbye, goodbye to Summer! For Summer's nearly done …"


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