1 Crazy Place

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Instead of having streets with names
like Broadway, Park or Main,
our town has streets like Hyper Drive,
No Way, and Lois Lane.

We have a street called Winfirst Place,
a favorite place to go,
and Up-your Alley, Endless Loop,
and even Paddle Row.

We have the Lolo Highway
and a street called Running Walk.
Another one named Circle Square
is just around the block.

We have a street called Tennis Court.
and one that’s Upson Downs.
It’s fair to say we have
the most unusual of towns.

But what I find depressing,
from the window of our class,
we see the street our school is on.
It’s called Yulnever Pass.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Wordplay


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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