Forty Purple Porpoises
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Forty purple porpoises
on forty silver sleds
went flying by with forty
flaming rockets on their heads.
As forty horses bungie-jumped
from forty jumbo jets,
some forty mice on dirt bikes
raced with forty marmosets.
Then forty hippopotami
on forty snowmobiles
went screaming down a moutainside
with forty skiing seals.
And forty whales on skateboards
crashed in forty hockey rinks.
Yes, that’s the dream I dreamed last night
while catching forty winks.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 6
From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider
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