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Thursday, 2 October 2014

A GIFT ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2014


This is the manuscript of a little book of fun for pre-school children - printed here as a gift on National Poetry Day 2014

ISBN 9781785101106

Fun With Words,
Fun With Noise
Simple Poems For Young Readers

Joe Cushnan


Copyright © 2014 Joe Cushnan

The author asserts his moral right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the author of this work.

All Rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, nor be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.


For fun!


INTRODUCTION

I was in a library and I heard a group of small children chanting simple rhymes, clapping their hands in rhythm and laughing when they had finished each little poem or song.  Pure joy.  A perfect example of words, rhyme and noise bound together as the most wonderful of playthings.  The mother of each child was getting involved too.

This book contains little poems to be read aloud, shouted aloud, sung aloud by individual children or groups of children.

They are simple little noise poems that follow a five-line pattern.  There are lots of opportunities for obvious actions as part of the fun.

It is ideal interactive material for parents, teachers, playgroup leaders, etc. Go on, have fun with words and fun with noise.

You might be interested in my other books of funny poems for kids (of all ages):
Juggling Jelly
The Chuckle Files
A Bumper Bundle of Funny Poems (Juggling Jelly & The Chuckle Files in one book)
Fun With Words, Fun With Rhyme
Boxset (Without A Box) Of Funny Poems (Juggling Jelly, The Chuckle Files & Fun With Words, Fun With Rhyme in one book)




Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready,
Steady, steady, steady, steady, steady
Ready, steady, ready,
Steady, ready, steady,
Ready, ready, ready, ready, ready.

Here we go!


SAYING HELLO POEM
Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi,
Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi,
Hi, hi, hi,
Hi, hi, hi,
Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi.


SNEEZE POEM
A-a-a-a-choo,
A-a-a-a-choo,
A-a-choo,
A-a-choo,
A-a-a-a-choo.


DRUM POEM
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Bang, bang, bang,
Bang, bang, bang,
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.


CAR HORN POEM
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,
Beep, beep, beep,
Beep, beep, beep,
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep.


CHATTY POEM
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
Blah, blah, blah,
Blah, blah, blah,
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.


SPRING POEM
Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing,
Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing,
Boing, boing, boing,
Boing, boing, boing,
Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing.


GHOST POEM
Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo,
Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo,
Boo, boo, boo,
Boo, boo, boo,
Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo.


DOGGIE POEM
Bow, wow, wow, wow, wow,
Bow, wow, wow, wow, wow,
Bow, wow, wow,
Bow, wow, wow,
Bow, wow, wow, wow, wow.


ANOTHER DOGGIE POEM
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof,
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof,
Woof, woof, woof,
Woof, woof, woof,
Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.


ROCKY ROAD POEM
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump,
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump,
Bump, bump, bump,
Bump, bump, bump,
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump.


EXCUSE ME/PARDON ME POEM
Burp, burp, burp, burp, burp,
Burp, burp, burp, burp, burp,
Burp, burp, burp,
Burp, burp, burp,
Burp, burp, burp, burp, burp.


BUSY BEE FLYING AWAY POEM
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz,
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz,
Buzz, buzz, buzz,
Buzz, buzz, buzz,
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz.


BUSY BEE FLYING BACK
POEM
Zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub,
Zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub,
Zzub, zzub, zzub,
Zzub, zzub, zzub,
Zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub, zzub,


BIRDIE POEM
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep,
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep,
Cheep, cheep, cheep,
Cheep, cheep, cheep,
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep.


ANOTHER BIRDIE POEM
Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp,
Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp,
Chirp, chirp, chirp,
Chirp, chirp, chirp,
Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp.


YET ANOTHER BIRDIE POEM
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet,
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet,
Tweet, tweet, tweet,
Tweet, tweet, tweet,
Tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet.


ALL 3 BIRDIES TOGETHER POEM
Cheep, chirp, tweet, cheep, chirp,
Cheep, chirp, tweet, cheep, chirp,
Cheep, chirp, tweet,
Cheep, chirp, tweet,
Cheep, chirp, tweet, cheep, chirp.


TRAIN POEM
Choo, choo, choo, choo, choo,
Choo, choo, choo, choo, choo,
Choo, choo, choo,
Choo, choo, choo,
Choo, choo, choo, choo, choo.


BELL POEM
Clang, clang, clang, clang, clang,
Clang, clang, clang, clang, clang,
Clang, clang, clang,
Clang, clang, clang,
Clang, clang, clang, clang, clang.


ANOTHER BELL POEM
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding.


HAPPY CLAPPY POEM
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.


CAMERA POEM
Click, click, click, click, click,
Click, click, click, click, click,
Click, click, click,
Click, click, click,
Click, click, click, click, click.


HORSESHOE POEM
Clip, clop, clip, clop, clip,
Clip, clop, clip, clop, clip,
Clip, clop, clip,
Clip, clop, clip,
Clip, clop, clip, clop, clip.


HEN POEM
Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,
Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck,
Cluck, cluck, cluck,
Cluck, cluck, cluck,
Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck.


FLOORBOARD POEM
Creak, creak, creak, creak, creak,
Creak, creak, creak, creak, creak,
Creak, creak, creak,
Creak, creak, creak,
Creak, creak, creak, creak, creak.


FROG POEM
Croak, croak, croak, croak, croak,
Croak, croak, croak, croak, croak,
Croak, croak, croak,
Croak, croak, croak,
Croak, croak, croak, croak, croak.


EATING CRISPS POEM
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch.


LEAKING TAP POEM
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip,
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip,
Drip, drip, drip,
Drip, drip, drip,
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip.


LEMONADE POEM
Fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz,
Fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz,
Fizz, fizz, fizz,
Fizz, fizz, fizz,
Fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz, fizz.


TURNING PAGES POEM
Flick, flick, flick, flick, flick,
Flick, flick, flick, flick, flick,
Flick, flick, flick,
Flick, flick, flick,
Flick, flick, flick, flick, flick.


BEACH SHOES POEM
Flip, flop, flip, flop, flip,
Flip, flop, flip, flop, flip,
Flip, flop, flip,
Flip, flop, flip,
Flip, flop, flip, flop, flip.


WATER DOWN A SINK POEM
Gurgle-urgle-urgle-urgle-urgle,
Gurgle-urgle-urgle-urgle-urgle,
Gurgle-urgle-urgle,
Gurgle-urgle-urgle,
Gurgle-urgle-urgle-urgle-urgle.


LAUGHING POEM
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,
Ha, ha, ha,
Ha, ha, ha,
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.


ANOTHER LAUGHING POEM
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho,
Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho.


AND ANOTHER LAUGHING POEM
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee,
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee,
Hee, hee, hee,
Hee, hee, hee,
Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee.


AND ONE MORE LAUGHING POEM
Giggle-iggle-iggle-iggle-iggle,
Giggle-iggle-iggle-iggle-iggle,
Giggle-iggle-iggle,
Giggle-iggle-iggle,
Giggle-iggle-iggle-iggle-iggle.


HICCUPS POEM
Hic, hic, hic, hic, hic,
Hic, hic, hic, hic, hic,
Hic, hic, hic,
Hic, hic, hic,
Hic, hic, hic, hic, hic.


SNAKE POEM
Hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss,
Hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss,
Hiss, hiss, hiss,
Hiss, hiss, hiss,
Hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss, hiss.


OWL POEM
Hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot,
Hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot,
Hoot, hoot, hoot,
Hoot, hoot, hoot,
Hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot.


SONG WITH NO WORDS POEM
Hum, hum, hum, hum, hum,
Hum, hum, hum, hum, hum,
Hum, hum, hum,
Hum, hum, hum,
Hum, hum, hum, hum, hum.


BUNCH OF KEYS POEM
Jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle,
Jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle,
Jangle, jangle, jangle,
Jangle, jangle, jangle,
Jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle, jangle.


SOMEONE AT THE DOOR POEM
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock,
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock,
Knock, knock, knock,
Knock, knock, knock,
Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock.


COW POEM
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo.


CAN’T HEAR YOU POEM
Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble,
Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble,
Mumble, mumble, mumble,
Mumble, mumble, mumble,
Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble.


EATING A SANDWICH POEM
Munch, munch, munch, munch, munch,
Munch, munch, munch, munch, munch,
Munch, munch, munch,
Munch, munch, munch,
Munch, munch, munch, munch, munch.


PIG POEM
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink,
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink,
Oink, oink, oink,
Oink, oink, oink,
Oink, oink, oink, oink, oink.


PEBBLES IN A POND POEM
Plop, plop, plop, plop, plop,
Plop, plop, plop, plop, plop,
Plop, plop, plop,
Plop, plop, plop,
Plop, plop, plop, plop, plop.


SMELLY SOCKS POEM
Pong, pong, pong, pong, pong,
Pong, pong, pong, pong, pong,
Pong, pong, pong,
Pong, pong, pong,
Pong, pong, pong, pong, pong.


BURSTING BALLOONS POEM
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,
Pop, pop, pop,
Pop, pop, pop,
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.


FRIENDLY CAT POEM
Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr,
Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr,
Purr, purr, purr,
Purr, purr, purr,
Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr.


DUCK POEM
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.


PHONE POEM
Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring,
Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring,
Ring, ring, ring,
Ring, ring, ring,
Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring.


BUSY POEM
Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush,
Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush,
Rush, rush, rush,
Rush, rush, rush,
Rush, rush, rush, rush, rush.


SOMETHING IN THE LEAVES POEM
Rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle,
Rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle,
Rustle, rustle, rustle,
Rustle, rustle, rustle,
Rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle, rustle.


FIDGETY FEET POEM
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle,
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle,
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle,
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle,
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle.


QUIET POEM
Shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh,
Shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh,
Shoosh, shoosh, shoosh,
Shoosh, shoosh, shoosh,
Shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh, shoosh.


SAUSAGES FRYING POEM
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle.


EATING ICE CREAM POEM
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp,
Slurp, slurp, slurp,
Slurp, slurp, slurp,
Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp.


CROCODILE POEM
Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap,
Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap,
Snap, snap, snap,
Snap, snap, snap,
Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap.


I’VE GOT A COLD POEM
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff,
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff,
Sniff, sniff, sniff,
Sniff, sniff, sniff,
Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff.


DIVING INTO A POOL POEM
Splash, splash, splash, splash, splash,
Splash, splash, splash, splash, splash,
Splash, splash, splash,
Splash, splash, splash,
Splash, splash, splash, splash, splash.


PLAYING IN THE BATH POEM
Splish, splish, splish, splish, splish,
Splash, splash, splash, splash, splash,
Splosh, splosh, splosh,
Splosh, splosh, splosh,
Splish, splash, splosh, splish, splash.


TINY WEE MOUSE POEM
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak,
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak,
Squeak, squeak, squeak,
Squeak, squeak, squeak,
Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak.


SWATTING A FLY POEM
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh,
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh,
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh,
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh,
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh, swoosh.


WELLIES IN A PUDDLE POEM
Squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch,
Squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch,
Squelch, squelch, squelch,
Squelch, squelch, squelch,
Squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch, squelch.


CLEANING YOUR WELLIES POEM
Wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe,
Wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe,
Wipe, wipe, wipe,
Wipe, wipe, wipe,
Wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe, wipe.


NOISY SHOES ON A WOODEN FLOOR POEM
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.


CLOCK POEM
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick,
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick,
Tick, tock, tick,
Tick, tock, tick,
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick.


GUITAR POEM
Twang, twang, twang, twang, twang,
Twang, twang, twang, twang, twang,
Twang, twang, twang,
Twang, twang, twang,
Twang, twang, twang, twang, twang.


LEARNING THE PIANO POEM
Plink, plonk, plink, plonk, plink,
Plink, plonk, plink, plonk, plink,
Plink, plonk, plink,
Plink, plonk, plink,
Plink, plonk, plink, plonk, plink.


RACING CAR POEM
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom,
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom,
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom,
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom,
Vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom, vroom.


ANOTHER RACING CAR POEM
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom,
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom,
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom.


YET ANOTHER RACING CAR POEM
Whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz,
Whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz,
Whizz, whizz, whizz,
Whizz, whizz, whizz,
Whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz, whizz.


TAKE A DEEP BREATH POEM
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp,
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp,
Gulp, gulp, gulp,
Gulp, gulp, gulp,
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp.


NICE SURPRISE POEM
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow,
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow,
Wow, wow, wow,
Wow, wow, wow,
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.


CLUMSY POEM
Oops, oops, oops, oops, oops,
Oops, oops, oops, oops, oops,
Oops, oops, oops,
Oops, oops, oops,
Oops, oops, oops, oops, oops.


TABLE TENNIS POEM
Ping, pong, ping, pong, ping,
Ping, pong, ping, pong, ping,
Ping, pong, ping,
Ping, pong, ping,
Ping, pong, ping, pong, ping.


THUNDER POEM
Rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble,
Rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble,
Rumble, rumble, rumble,
Rumble, rumble, rumble,
Rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble, rumble.


WALKING IN THE SNOW POEM
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch,
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch,
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch,
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch,
Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch, scrunch.


SOUND OF SANTA’S SLEIGH POEM
Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle,
Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle,
Jingle, jingle, jingle,
Jingle, jingle, jingle,
Jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle, jingle.


NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY POEM
Tut, tut, tut, tut, tut,
Tut, tut, tut, tut, tut,
Tut, tut, tut,
Tut, tut, tut,
Tut, tut, tut, tut, tut.


MICROWAVE OVEN POEM
Bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep,
Bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep,
Bleep, bleep, bleep,
Bleep, bleep, bleep,
Bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep.


TIME TO GO POEM
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye,
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye,
Bye, bye, bye,
Bye, bye, bye,
Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye.


WELL THAT’S IT FOR NOW

Well, that’s it for now,
I hope you enjoyed the book,
Whether you’ve read it all
Or just had a sneaky look.

All of the poems were silly,
I hope some were downright fun,
And if they raised a smile or two,
Then that is my work done.

If you liked the noises,
And had fun with the rhyme,
Write and tell me what you think,
If you have the time.


Look out for my other books at www.feedaread.com.


Joe Cushnan has written several books, most available from major online booksellers, including Amazon Kindle – and directly from the publisher www.feedaread.com - Only Yules & Verses; Rolling In The Aisles; The Chuckle Files; Juggling Jelly; Jack Elam, I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life; Stephen Boyd: From Belfast To Hollywood; Much Calamity & The Redundance Kid; Hamish Sheaney: The Nearly-Man Of Irish Literature; Belfast Backlash; A Belfast Kid; Retail Confidential: Seven Pouches.

His media work includes: Irish Post, Belfast Book Festival 2013, BBC Radio Ulster “The Gerry Kelly Show”, Belfast Telegraph, Irish News, BBC TV NI “Stephen Boyd: The Man Who Never Was”, BBC Radio Sheffield “Rony Robinson”, BBC Radio Ulster “Saturday Magazine”, BBC Radio 4 “You & Yours”, The Guardian, Tribune, NZ Management, The Grocer, Retail Week, Edge, Open Eye, Yorkshire Post, The Catholic Herald, Cambridge Evening News,


The London Paper, Southern Cross, NZ Freelance, Writer’s News, Belfast News Letter, Irelands Own, Fortnight, The Dalhousie Review; Blithe Spirit; The Cannon’s Mouth, Poetry Monthly, Poetic Comment, Bard, Current Accounts, Candelabrum, Decanto, Inclement, Haiku Scotland, Time Haiku, etc.



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