Thursday, April 16, 2009

My own Dr. Seuss

In homeschool we've been reading alot of poetry by Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. We found books that tell about the authors and how they became writers of children's books. We are also learning about how poetry works and how it has a musical rhythm to it. Anyway, Adam was inspired and wanted to write his own book of silly poems. Here they are! I can't help but giggle when I read through them.

Spooky Tales
A book of silly poems
By Adam Brandt

What Day Will I Be Flat?
What day will I be flat?
Maybe it might be Saturday or Friday.
Or maybe it might be on my birthday.
Maybe on Christmas.
When I get flat, I would like to play the piano.
But when I played the piano, I didn’t want to play it anymore.

I Would love to be a Ghost in the Attic
I would love to be a ghost in the attic.
If I were, I would climb down the stairs to the attic
And go haunt people.
Would you want to be a ghost in the attic?
What’s that you say? You say that today is the day
that I’m going to the attic?
Goodbye, I’m going to the attic.

I Cannot Go to Preschool Today
I cannot go to preschool today.
What? What’s that you say? You say today is Saturday?
Goodbye, I’m going out to play.
4 Men in What Tub?
What tub has 4 men?
Do you know what I like to do best?
Math. If you make a 4 into a 5, you might want to
Write in the word “blim-blim” as in “tub-tub”. Or
If you put a 4 to a 6 then it might end up as the word
“piano”. Did you know that pianos have hair?
That’s a very odd question you say, “why did they have hair?”
Because F, 5, and 4 make the words “pianos have hair”.

What Do Chickens Do at Night?
What do chickens do at night? I know what
Chickens do at night. What’s that you say? You say you want to
Know what chickens do at night? I’ll tell you. They make
words out of music notes or numbers. They might put a 4 and a middle C
to make the words “Lamps and pianos have hair”. Did you know
that computers and lamps and pianos eat cereal and oatmeal?
Well, that’s all of my story. Goodbye, I’m going out to play.
What is in that Spooky Cabin?
What is in that spooky cabin? Are there lamps or spooky ghosts?
I do not know. Go ask your dad. What is in that spooky cabin?
Is there a cat or lanterns? I do not know, go ask your pop.
Maybe there is a mysterious ghost. I do not know, go ask your mom.
Goodbye, I’m going out to play.

4 comments:

My Many Coloured Days said...

Lovely. I enjoyed all of the "what's that you say?"...priceless.

Stephen Palmer said...

Oh man, that's hilarious! My favorite is the query, "What tub has 4 men?" And you gotta love the recurring, "What's that you say?" and "I'm going out to play."

Tiffany Fischer said...

Haha I can def. see the Shel Silverstien influence. Super cute :)

smilesbig said...

He may become a poet in his own right. Keep them for when he becomes famous and you will have his beginnings.

What a cute mind he has.