If you're looking for a new challenge, try "Betty
Botter's Biting Beaver" from Funny
Little Poems for Funny Little People:
Betty Botter's Biting Beaver
Betty Botter bought a beaver.
But the beastly beaver bit her.
So she bought a biting badger.
And the badger bit the beaver.
Since the badger bit the beaver,
now the beaver will not bite her.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
bought a beaver-biting badger.
© 2002 by Bruce Lansky, reprinted from Funny
Little Poems for Funny Little People, published
by Meadowbrook Press.
A word to the wise: the more often your students practice
reading this poem out loud, the faster, and smoother, they'll
be able to read it. Here's one more tip: tell them to take
about three deep breaths before they start reading. They
might be able to read the whole poem on a single breath
of air. OK, Are they ready? Get set. Go try it again!
Poetry Race and Betty Botter poem copyright 1999 by Meadowbrook Press