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The King's Breakfast

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The King's Breakfast
The King asked
The Queen, and
The Queen asked
The Dairymaid:
"Could we have some butter for
The Royal slice of bread?"
The Queen asked the Dairymaid,
The Dairymaid
Said, "Certainly,

I'll go and tell the cow
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David Smith 27 October 2005

This was the best poem ever! ! ! It got me out of memorizing a hard poem. Thanks A.A. Milne! ! !

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 October 2015

Very marvelous poem. Most enjoyable. Thanks.

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Nidhi 12 July 2021

Really creative poem

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Savita Tyagi 04 October 2015

Wonderful! Enjoyed reading it so much. Keeping it in my poem list to recite it to my grand son! I wonder if it is available in children's book form.

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May Bradley 05 July 2018

Such a great poem No one reads these any more . Must keep this

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Brendan B 19 August 2021

The poem The King's Breakfast coupled with the adorable drawings by E H Shepherd have made it a classic, just like Rice Pudding and others.

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Marie Henderson 14 April 2021

Oh, I remember before I retired, I adored teaching children with this lovely poem. I'm so glad that people these days still pay attention to poems. A.A. Milne did so well with this poem, and it's succeeding, as it should be!

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Liam mchenry 06 April 2021

im doing this for a project #we love fortnite

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Jenny Whitney 30 October 2020

A little gem of a poem. I used this piece endlessly when teaching and it was always a favourite. Brings back so many good memories now when I read it.

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