Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

Wash your ears! Mum said.
So I took them off,
And stuck them in the washing machine.

Clean your room! Dad said.
So I rolled it up,
And shook it out of the window.

Make the breakfast! My brother said
So I did -
With bits of balsa wood and modelling glue.

Feed the Cat, My Auntie said,
So I fed him...
To the dog!

Take your time! Dad said.
So I packed up the clocks
And flew off to Mars
Where the days fly by,
Wearing nothing but stars!


from Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock (Lion, 2006), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters 2006, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters Reading from his Poems

1Poem for the Verbally Confused

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2Late for a Date

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3Mum

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4Dad

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5Hey Diddle Diddle

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6In Training

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7Fairynuff?

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8Junk Uncle

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9Thank You (it's what I've always wanted)

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10Morning

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11Grandad

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12At the Top of the Stairs

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13My Cat

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14Snoring

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15The River of Tears

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16My Brother the Tree

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17E-Pet-Aph

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18My Cat Sooty

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19It's Treason

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20The Teflon Terror

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21Water-Cycle

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22The Candle

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23Hadrian's Wall

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24The Pool

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25Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock

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26California Skateboard Park, 1977

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27Use Your Rains

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28The Gold-leaf Gangster

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29The Leaf's Lament

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30Wonder

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31Fire at Night

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32The Mysterious Employment of God

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33Why Santa has a Flush on his Face

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34Another Sensational Day

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35My New School

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36Love Poem to Kevin (He'd Better Get The Message)

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37I Need an Operation on my Pupils!

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38Rap up my Lunch!

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39The Passionate Pupil Declaring Love

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40Playground Chant

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41Poolside Warriors

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42Mis-Adventure

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43Only We

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44The Rubbishman

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45Last Night, I Saw the City Breathing

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46The Letter

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47Day in the Life of Me!

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48Tide & Seek

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49The Moon is on the Microphone

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50A Poem that Lost its Briefs

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51Five Little Senses All In A Row

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52Attack of the Mutant Mangos: A Fruit Salad Ballad of Baddies

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53Dambusters

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54A Heavenly Spring Clean

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55The No-No Bird

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56Rush Hour Rhythm

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