The Elephants Bounced

A Funny Animal Poem for Kids

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

The elephants bounced and propelled up the stairs.
The hippos did somersaults over their chairs.
The bison were bounding and so were the bears.
It was such a spectacular scene.

The cows were careening around in the den.
The rhinos went right through the ceiling and then
my mom made me promise that never again
would I buy them a new trampoline.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Animal Poems, Poems about Friends and Family


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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