Category: poetry for children

  • Lite Verse with No Cholesterol or Trans Fat, by 33 Already Dead Poets, 6 Unknown Anyway

    ~~~~~       The following poems are selected from the 1920 collection The Book of Humorous Verse, edited by Carolyn Wells (1862-1942).    Each poet is represented only once, and in alphabetical order. However, links are provided so that you can investigate each one.   ~~~~~       by L. J. Bridgman (1857-1931) […]

  • A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog, illustrated by Walter Crane

        _____         illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915)     from The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book (1910)     (see The Flip Book version at Internet Archive)         A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog             A gaping-wide-mouth-waddling frog, Two puddings’ ends would choke a […]

  • The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Top 30 Countdown

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919, was an American poet and mystic, one of the two poets I can find who was labelled as Poet Laureate of Humanity, the other being Rumi. As Rumi is today, she was known to be the most read poet in America in her time. There is much to find about her […]

  • Butterfly Wisdom, poet unknown

            Gutenberg.org has recently uploaded a book called Pages for Laughing Eyes by Unknown. In it are short yarns for children, some themed to the winter holidays, and quite a few poems, making it a good book to take out for bedtime stories. Two of the poems, “Butterfly Wisdom” and “When I […]

  • Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup

    _____         PUNKY DUNK AND THE SPOTTED PUP     THIS LITTLE STORY IS TOLD AND THE LITTLE PICTURES WERE DRAWN FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD NAMED         ______________________________     Published in the Shop of P.F. VOLLAND & CO. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1912, P. F. VOLLAND & CO., CHICAGO, […]

  • The Babes in the Wood: a Randolph Caldecott Picture Book

    ____________   Printed in Great Britain     ____________   author anonymous   THE BABES IN THE WOOD   ____________     ________________________   The Babes in the Wood                             Now ponder well, you parents deare,             […]

  • Green Grape Cakes

    ___________     A compilation of the tongue twisters of verse, in alphabetical order.   ___________   All I want is a proper cup of coffee Made in a proper copper coffee pot. You can believe it or not, But I just want a cup of coffee In a proper coffee pot. Tin coffee pots […]