I Bought a New Banana Suit

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever


I bought a new banana suit
and new banana shoes.
I stickered up my body with
banana-shaped tattoos.

I also bought banana socks,
a big banana hat,
banana scarf and jewelry,
banana this and that.

Around my face I wrapped
a yellow handkerchief/bandana,
then walked into the market
like an over-sized banana.

I filled a cart with every last
banana in the store,
and when I’d gotten all of them
I headed for the door.

The managers all stopped and stared.
They nearly flipped their lids.
But I just smiled and said to them,
“I’m rescuing my kids.”

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Food Poems, Shopping

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Descriptive Poems, Dialogue, Metaphor and Simile


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever

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