April is National Poetry month and there are all sorts of great things going on. You can check out some activities at The Academy of American Poets HERE. Renée LaTulippe over at No Water River has a great poetry series you should check out (click HERE). Tonight for our school’s open house my entire fourth grade class is going to have poetry readings. I will be reading “New York is in North Carolina” by Jack Prelutsky.
Back in February I took a poll asking if the main character of my 12×12 book should be a boy or girl… or a monkey named Fred. Well, Fred won the poll but Fred really didn’t fit into my book so I went with the second place winner, a boy. Fred was a bit depressed that he didn’t get to be in my book and a couple of people commented that I should write a story about Fred. I didn’t write a story, but I did write a poem (a limerick actually) to celebrate National Poetry month.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you “Fred the Monkey King”!
The Monkey King whose name was Fred,
Donned a priceless crown upon his head.
His headdress cost so much,
he couldn’t buy any robes and such.
So he just wore his underwear instead.
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