Andy Handy’s Hardware Store

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

Andy Handy’s hardware store
sells things that no one needs;
A doorknob for a doghouse door,
A kit for growing weeds,

Storage bins for storing air,
A hook for holding hooks,
A key that opens locks of hair,
A battery for books,

Garbage for your garbage pails,
A wrench for cracking nuts,
A hammer for your fingernails,
A saw for papercuts,

Drills for drilling holes in socks,
Some tulip bulbs for lamps,
Extension cords for broken clocks,
A clamp for clamping clamps,

Glue for plugging showerheads,
And paint for painting drapes,
A mower for your flowerbeds,
Some tape for taping tapes,

A pack of poison ivy seeds,
You’ll find all this and more,
Yes, everything you’ll never need’s
at Handy’s Hardware Store.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Poems about Kooky Characters, Shopping


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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