Animal Crackers Poem by Christopher Morley

Animal Crackers

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Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, 'What would you like best to eat?'
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most!

The kitchen's the cosiest place that I know;
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said, he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary anne 05 March 2020

cocoa and animal crackers sound good

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James Opicka 08 October 2019

My first and second grade teacher taught us that poem over 80 years ago at Wayne school in Toledo Ohio. I have never forgot it or her - Miss Lounsberry.

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Desiree 01 May 2018

This poem is amazing i love it

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Roberta 17 February 2018

I had to memorize a poem in the 5th grade,50 years ago, and this is the one I chose. I was amazed to realize I still had it memorized.

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Roberta's boyfriend 02 August 2021

Ya, same

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Jann Rau 28 April 2012

I really enjoy this poetry

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Christopher Morley

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Haverford, Pennslyvania
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