Mrs. Mandy’s Candy Shop

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Mrs. Mandy's Candy Shop by Kenn Nesbitt

At Mrs. Mandy’s Candy Shop,
you cannot buy a lollipop.
You cannot purchase candy canes,
or bubble gum or Mary Janes.

They will not sell you candy bars,
or lemon drops, or sugar stars,
or licorice, or ice cream cones,
or chocolates shaped like mobile phones.

They used to carry lots of treats
but now they don’t have any sweets.
And so, if you’re in need of candy,
please don’t visit Mrs. Mandy.

She doesn’t sell it anymore.
Her store is now a hardware store,
and Mrs. Mandy is to blame
since she forgot to change the name.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Food Poems, Poems about Kooky Characters

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems


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