by Alan Katz
Why doesn’t cough
Rhyme with rough?
And same thing with through
It’s all so confusing.
From now on, I’m choosing
to skip this ridiculous stough.
Copyright © 2008 Alan Katz. From the book Oops! Margaret K. McElderry Books. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children’s books, including nine Silly Dilly Songbooks such as Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Where Did They Hide My Presents? and Are You Quite Polite? His picture books include Don’t Say That Word!, The Flim-Flam Fairies and Stalling, and among his poetry books are OOPS! and Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking.
Alan has also been a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for TV series including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, animated series Taz-Mania, Disney’s Raw Toonage and Goof Troop, the Grammy Awards and Tony Awards, various Nickelodeon shows, and a lot of network specials and game shows. He has also created of comic books, trading card sets, web videos, TV commercials and hundreds of other special projects for kids and their parents.
Terrifically funny poem about a “word family” I have taught endlessly to kids showing all the “odd-ball” words, but never did I mention STOUGH! Only, Alan. A terrifically witty poet and friend. Love this poem!
I like wordplay
i love this
LOL! So Silly!
I LOVE THIS POEM!!, I like playing with words so this is one of my favorite poems.