Monday, March 21, 2011

Characters Schmaracters

Ridinghood and
Little Bear and
Fox in Sox

Big Bad Wolf
Frog and Morris
Three Little Pigs,
Toad and Boris,

Dr. Desoto
Green Wilma the Frog
Hedgie, Mole and
Clifford the Dog,

Mr. Popper,
Winnie the Pooh,
Horton and Who,

Babar, Sal,
Stuart Little,
Pippi Longstocking,
Dr. Doolittle,

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle,
Charlotte and Heidi,
Mary Poppins,
Bean and Ivy

Curious George
and the Man,
Ramona, Beezus,
Peter Pan

Peter Rabbit,
Lorax, Ferdinand,
Tarzan, Boy,

Ralph S. Mouse,
and Sylvester,
Lilly, Arthur,
and Alexander.

For Strega Nona
And Stellaluna
I found no rhymes
Except Charlie Tuna.

And don't you know 
I really wish
I'd found a rhyme 
For Rainbow Fish

...wait a minute...

Strega Nona,
Spoon and Dish
Rainbow Fish!

There I did it;
That was a cinch.
I rhymed my list,
Except for Grinch.


  1. I loved this poem. I think I will read this soon for poetry month.

  2. This is SO clever! I love, love, love it! Bravo!!!

  3. Very ingenious. Great poem.

  4. That was fun! I'm curious as to what inspired this poem.

  5. @Natalee I was sitting in my classroom after everyone had gone. Decided to blog in the quiet, waiting for the snow to stop so I could head home. I started to write about the clutter that was in the room...then characters from books started getting onto the page. (We just finished Ramona, the Pest) I don't know, they all just started to bounce around out there, and I let them make their list, and it just happened. BTW, the snow didn't stop.

  6. It is just terrific. I read it several times, almost going down memory lane. The rhythm & rhyme works beautifully. Glad you worked that last part out (te he).

  7. @ Natalee We'd also read Mouse and the Motorcycle, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and a variety of fairy tales this year in first grade. I just started to think about all the characters we'd met in our room, and characters we've yet to meet.

  8. Love this...I'll be jotting this one down in my notebook.

  9. How fun--a trip down memory lane. It has such a nice flow to it...just the right rhythm...


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