Tag: Classics For Kids

Daddy Fell into the Pond

 by Alfred Noyes   Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey. We had nothing to do and nothing to say. We were nearing the end of a dismal day, And then there seemed to be nothing beyond, Then Daddy fell into the pond! And everyone’s face grew merry and bright, And Timothy danced for sheer delight. “Give me the …

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Caterpillar

by Christina Rossetti  Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry, Take your walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, Or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly.      *** Kind poem by English poet …

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At the Zoo

by William Makepeace Thackeray   First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black; Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back; Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw; Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw; Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk; …

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There was a Young Lady of Clare

by Edward Lear There was a Young Lady of Clare, Who was sadly pursued by a bear; When she found she was tired, She abruptly expired, That unfortunate Lady of Clare.     *** Small fun poem by English writer Edward Lear (1812—1888). Read read, learn and have fun  with child from one year. ***

There was an Old Man with a beard

by Edward Lear There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, ‘It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen, Four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!  😉     *** Small fun poem by English writer Edward Lear (1812—1888). Read read, learn and have fun  …

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Mary Had a Little Lamb

by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb Mary had a little lamb Whose fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went Mary went, Mary went, Everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school one day, school one day, school one …

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