Once, I Laughed My Socks Off - Poems for kids

Once, I Laughed My Socks Off - Poems for kids

by Steve Attewell


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This delightful children's poetry book contains a collection of fun and imaginative poems for fun and imaginative kids (and those adults that still behave like kids).

Learn why you should tidy up after yourself, why midnight snacking is not such a good idea, and what to do if you laugh so hard that your socks come off!

This book of funny children's poems contains a host of interesting stories and characters for your kids to enjoy. Each story more fun that the last.

The poems are written to encourage reluctant young readers to find enjoyment in poetry, and the wonder of words.

Amongst the stories you'll find Melvin the midnight-snacking, sneaking teddy bear who can't wait to get his hands on the rest of the jam. Two collared doves, Ebb and Flo, who narrowly escape a run-in with the cat and fall in love. My socks (which won't stop dancing around). And Desmond, your friendly, but slightly present-obsessed Christmas fairy.

This book is suitable for 4 to 50 year-olds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475030457
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Series: Laughed My Socks Off , #1
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 736,940
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Steve Attewell was born in the sleepy village of Fair Oak in the south of England in the peak of the long, hot summer of 1975. He thinks this might be why he doesn't like the cold very much. His first published book of amusing poetry for kids is "Once, I Laughed My Socks Off".

Read an Excerpt

Once, I laughed my socks off

Once, I laughed my socks off,

And they ran off down the street,

I caught them, but they wouldn't let me,

Put them on my feet,

They danced around behind me,

As I made my way back home,

They jumped and jived about the place,

They'd not leave me alone,

I went into the living room,

To sit and watch T.V.,

But they danced around in front of me;

I couldn't see the screen,

I tried to do the washing up,

But much to my surprise,

They jumped around inside the bowl,

And splashed me in the eyes,

“Oh socks,” I said, “do please give up,

This dancing to and fro,

Not least because it was that I,

Stopped laughing hours ago!”

They looked forlorn, those socks of mine,

Accepting their defeat,

They sidled to the side of me,

And slipped back on my feet,

Next time I laugh, I will ensure,

My shoes are firmly on,

That should stop my naughty socks,

From such a carry-on.

Melvin the naughty teddy bear

Melvin was a naughty bear,

Did naughty things, not least,

When he'd sneak down to the fridge,

To grab a midnight feast,

He'd eat all last night's chicken,

And scoff down all the cheese,

“This is fun, it's great,” he thought,

“This is a jolly wheeze.”

One night he ate some mouldy cheese,

That was a little runny,

He felt quite ill, but still he ate,

His tummy felt quite funny,

He thought a mushroom might just help,

And munched through nine or ten,

That just made him feel much worse,

How can we solve this then?

“Maybe jelly'd fix my belly,

Or maybe fruit or beans!”

He ate the lot, he couldn't stop,

Then found some custard creams,

“Might a biscuit make me feel,

A great deal better soon?”

He ate them, but they didn't,

So he grabbed the largest spoon,

“I'll dig into this custard then,”

Thought Melvin with a smile,

He spilt the custard on his paws,

Grinning all the while,

He searched through all the kitchen drawers,

To find the jam and honey,

And after he ate both of those,

His tummy still felt funny,

He said, “I'll have some toasted bread,

Washed down with lemonade,”

And carried on regardless with,

His naughty escapade

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don'nt get sample only three pages!!!!!!!!plus the three pages there is no poems!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago