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Swimming 'Ool

Swimming 'Ool

Swimming in the swimming pool
is where I like to “B,”
wearing underwater goggles
so that I can “C.”
Yesterday, before I swam,
I drank a cup of “T.”
Now the pool’s a “swimming ool”
because I took a “P.”

Text © Kenn Nesbitt reprinted from Miles of Smiles, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter.

Oh My Darling, Valentine

Oh My Darling, Valentine (Sung to the tune of “Clementine”)Oh My Darling Valentine

In a toy store 
on a Sunday
with a dollar forty-nine,
I need something,
just a dumb thing,
for my brand-new
valentine. 

Oh my darling,
oh my darling,
oh my darling,
valentine.
I’m uneasy,
kind of queasy,
but you’re still my
valentine. 

Yes, it happened
in the classroom
when you said,
“Will you be mine?”
I was muddled
and befuddled,
so I answered,
“Yeah, that’s fine.” 

Then you called me
in the lunchroom.
You had saved a
place in line.
And I knew that
it was true that
I was now your
valentine. 

I went shopping
for a present,
and I saw this
blinking sign:
“Here’s a pleasant
little present
for a brand-new
valentine.” 

So I bought it,
and I brought it
in my backpack
right at nine.
Do you like it?
It’s a spy kit
with a flashlight
you can shine. 

I could tell you
didn’t like it
when you said I
was a swine.
How exciting!
I’m delighting.
I have no more
valentine. 

Till another
person stopped me,
and she asked,
“Will you be mine?”
This is crushing!
Oh, I’m blushing.
I’ve another
valentine. 

Text © Kenn Nesbitt reprinted from Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Mike & Carl Gordon.

"Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney"

Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney by Kenn Nesbitt

© copyright Kenn Nesbitt with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Now Available

Mary Had a Little Jam

Mary Had a Little a Jam the best-selling “fractured nursery rhyme” book is now back and better than ever with twice as many poems!

This collection of silly, contemporary rhymes recount the latest adventures of Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Old Mother Hubbard, Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Beep, and other popular Mother Goose characters.  Written by a gang of gifted poets including Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt, Linda Knaus, and Darren Sardelli, these rhymes are guaranteed to delight children of all ages.

With over 800,000 copies sold of the original edition, it’s the most popular book of funny, contemporary nursery rhymes in the English language.  The new edition includes 40 kid-tested and hilarious poems from Peter, Peter, Pizza Eater that’s sure to keep kids laughing long after the last poems are read.

“An instant classic.  Move over Mother Goose!”
—Peggy Gisler, “Dear Teacher” syndicated columnist

“Long overdue!  A kinder, gentler Mother Goose… and funny too!”
—Christine Clark, “Humpty Dumpty’s Magazine

Available from these retailers

Amazon.com Barnes&Noble BN.com BAM! Books-a-Million IndieBound
"Welcome Back to School"

Welcome Back to School by Kenn Nesbitt“Dear students, the summer has ended.
The school year at last has begun.
But this year is totally different.
I promise we’ll only have fun.

“We won’t study any mathematics,
and recess will last all day long.
Instead of the Pledge of Allegiance,
we’ll belt out a rock ’n’ roll song.

“We’ll only play games in the classroom.
You’re welcome to bring in your toys.
It’s okay to run in the hallways.
It’s great if you make lots of noise.

“Your video games are your homework.
You’ll have to watch lots of TV.
For field trips we’ll go to the movies
and get lots of candy for free.

“The lunchroom will only serve chocolate
and Triple-Fudge Sundaes Supreme.”
Yes, that’s what I heard from my teacher
before I woke up from my dream.

Text © Kenn Nesbitt reprinted from Revenge of the Lunch Ladies, published by Meadowbrook Press.
Illustration © Mike & Carl Gordon.
Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

"Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney"

Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney by Kenn Nesbitt

© copyright Kenn Nesbitt with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Poetry Olio

Poetry Olio

Hangout with your favorite Giggle Poets

including; Kenn Nesbitt, Eric Ode and Bruce Lansky 

at the Meadowbrook Press booth #2648

at the International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference

May 9-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisana

"Advice from Dracula"

Advice from Dracula

© copyright Kenn Nesbitt from Dinner with Dracula with permission of its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

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