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Poetry Break #2: Picture books in poem format
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Poetry Break #2: Picture books in poem format

Noisy Nora

by Rosemary Wells

Jack had dinner early,
Father played with Kate.
Jack needed burping,
So Nora had to wait.

First she banged the window,
Then she slammed the door.
Then she dropped her sister's marbles
on the kitchen floor.

"Quiet!" said her father,
"Hush!" said her mum.
"Nora!" said her sister,
"Why are you so dumb?"

Jack had gotten filthy,
Mother cooked with Kate.
Jack needed drying off,
so Nora had to wait.

First she knocked the lamp down,
Then she felled some chairs.
Then she took her brother's kite
And flew it down the stairs.


"Quiet!" said her father,
"Hush!" said her mum.
"Nora!" said her sister,
"Why are you so dumb?"

Jack was getting sleepy,
Father read with Kate.
Jack needed singing to,
So Nora had to wait.

"I'm leaving!" shouted Nora,
"And I'm never coming back!"
And they didn't hear a sound
But a tralala from Jack.

Father stopped his reading,
Mother stopped her song.
"Mercy!" said her sister,
"Something's very wrong."

No Nora in the cellar,
No Nora in the tub.
No Nora in the mailbox
Or hiding in the shrub.

"She's left us!" moaned her mother,
As they sifted through the trash.
"But I'm back again!" said Nora,
With a monumental crash.



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