My Sister Thinks She’s Santa Claus

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From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

My Sister Thinks She's Santa Claus

My sister thinks she’s Santa Claus.
It’s really kind of cute.
She likes to shout out “Ho, Ho, Ho!”
and wears a bright red suit.

She carries lots of toys around
inside a great big sack
and keeps her eight pet reindeer
with her sleigh out in the back.

She even has a workshop
where she makes a lot of noise
directing all the elves who help
by making brand new toys.

Then once a year, on Christmas Eve,
she flies off in her sleigh
delivering her gifts around the world
for Christmas Day.

She’d make a perfect Santa
which is why it’s just too bad
my sister can’t be Santa Claus;
see, Santa is our dad.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Christmas, Holiday Poems, Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Irony


From the Book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

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