Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Skunk Sat in a Courtroom

I was reading in Family Fun magazine about Jack Prelutsky, the first Children's Poet Laureate of the United States. I had never heard of him, and really enjoyed the few poems printed in the article. Alexandra thought this poem about a skunk in court was hilarious! She couldn't stop laughing. Tomorrow, I plan on going to the library and checking out some of his books!

Here is his poem, A Skunk Sat in a Courtroom (By the way, Alexandra's aunt is a judge and she is hoping her aunt enjoys this poem is much as she does!) Oh, and it helps to use silly voices when you read this aloud! :-)

A skunk sat in a courtroom.
A judge was on the bench.
He held his nose and shouted,
"What is that dreadful stench?"

"It's only me, Your Honor,"
the skunk said in retort.
"I thought I heard you calling
for odor in the court."

P.S. After my sister-in-law saw this post, she said that it is even funnier to her because while she was a judge at her last court, there were skunks living under the courthouse!!!


Teacher of One said...

Oh, I love him!!!!
I always read him to my classes.

Theresa said...

He is one of our favorites, too! We have "It's Raining Pigs and Noodles". Funny stuff!

Melissa Telling said...

Oh, thank you, THANK YOU! I remembered this as a joke my grandpa told me when I was little, but couldn't remember it exactly. Now I can share it with my kids.

Rhonda said...

This just gave me the giggles. I adore his writings.

Freakmom said...

We are big fans of his too. I was just reading that article yesterday and wondering how I could slip his ideas into homeschool without Violet noticing.

Melissal89 said...

Love Jack Prelutsky's children's poetry! He one of my favorites because his poetry has such great rhyme.

Blessings, Melissa

Anonymous said...

How funny! I can't wait to share this with my kids...I know my son will really love it!

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