Put your popcorn
in a pot.
Wait till it gets
When you start to
feel the heat,
Listen for the
Come and do the
Copyright © 2005 Stephanie Calmenson. From the book Kindergarten Kids: Riddles, Rebuses, Wiggles, Giggles, and More! HarperCollins. Reprinted by permission of the author.
I hope you enjoyed reading “Popcorn Hop.” I tried to make the words sound like popcorn popping. Did I succeed?
Stephanie Calmenson, former early childhood teacher and children’s book editor is the highly acclaimed author of over 100 books for children. Her poetry has been called “marvelous” (Publisher’s Weekly), “lyrical” (School Library Journal), “a rainbow of sound” and “joyously exuberant” (Kirkus). Current favorite books written in rhyme include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS Storytime Book; Late for School!; and Oopsy, Teacher! Her beloved books about dogs include the ALA video award-winning May I Pet Your Dog? and Rosie: a Visiting Dog’s Story.
To hear Stephanie read Dinner at the Panda Palace, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dinner-at-the-Panda-Palace/186937258005874
To meet her dog, Harry, and hear her read a selection of four poems, please visit: http://www.nowaterriver.com/portfolio-item/four-poems-by-stephanie-calmenson/