There was an old man from Peru
who dreamed he was eating his shoe,
he awoke in the night
in a terrible fright,
and found that his dream was quite true.
From a collection of poems by Bruce Lansky
(Meadowbrook Press, 1994)
Extension: This poem brings up all kinds of pictures in children's minds. A fun extension would be to have students create an illustration that represents the picture they had in their mind while hearing this poem. These illustrations could be placed on a bulletin board with the poem in the center for students and adults to view.