The Tale of Dotty Cuddletum

Chrissie Gittins

The Tale of Dotty Cuddletum

Chrissie Gittins

The Tale of Dotty Cuddletum

The Tale of Dotty Cuddletum

There was a young girl called Lottie
whose tum was ever so spotty,
she pulled up her vest
inspected her chest
and then went to sit on her potty.

The spots were all over her arms and her legs,
she even had one on her nose.
When she took off her socks
and wiggled her feet
she had seventeen spots on her toes.

‘Don’t worry’ said Mummy,
‘Don’t worry’ said Daddy,
‘we’ll go to the shop tomorrow
for a bottle of potion called calamine lotion
then we’ll just see how it goes.’

By the end of the week,
the treatment complete,
Lottie was not quite so spotty.
She patted her tum and began to have fun
from that day her nickname was Dotty.

from <i>Now You See Me, Now You …</i> (Rabbit Hole Publications, 2002, 2009), © Chrissie Gittins 2002, used by permission of the author


Chrissie Gittins

Chrissie Gittins Reading from Her Poems


2Sam, Sam, Quite Contrary

3The Tale of Dotty Cuddletum

4The Well-Travelled Tortoise

5Now You See Me, Now You...

6Death in the Poetry Library

7The Noodle-Eater

8Harry the Hamster

9The Powder Monkey

10I Don't Want an Avocado for an Uncle

11When is a boy not a boy?

12River Torridge


14The Night Flight of the Pterodactyl

15The Solar-Powered Fairy

16Tin Lid

17World Secrets


19A Memory of Snow

20The Pencil Stub

21Storing Time

22The Humpback's Wail

23Summer Pudding

24The Best Hiding Place in the World

25My Friend Bob

26Night Sky in the Clun Valley

27The Return of the Wild Man of Orford

28Dawn Meets the Queen

29I Can't Fix Everything

30The Fragrant Pirate

31Iris Upsidaisy

32My Dad's More Embarrassing Than Your Dad

33Wasp on the Tube

34The 'I'm Not Tired' Dance

35Lou's Pyjama Uniform

36What Does Poetry Do?

37Government Health Warning

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