My Bunny Lies over My Doggy

(Sung to the tune of "My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean")

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

My Bunny Lies Over My Doggy

My pets were out practicing football.
My frog intercepted a pass.
My cat and my dog and my bunny
then tackled him flat on the grass.

My bunny lies over my doggy.
My doggie’s on top of my cat.
My kitty is over my froggy,
and that’s why my froggy is flat.

Green splat. Green splat.
Oh, that’s why my froggy is flat, like that.
Green splat. Green splat.
Oh, that’s why my froggy is flat.

My froggy’s as flat as a pancake.
A paper-thin froggy’s the worst.
He cannot eat flies now for dinner
except when I flatten them first.


If you see your pets playing football,
it’s best if you bring them inside
or you may end up with a froggy
who’s flattened and seven feet wide.


 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Animal Poems, Sports, Super Silly Songs

Poetic Techniques: Anthropomorphism & Personification, Onomatopoeia


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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