by Charles Ghigna

Chickens by Charles Ghigna

Chickens peck.
Chickens peep.
Chickens cluck
In their sleep.

Chickens roost.
Chickens lay
Chicken eggs

Chickens live
In a coop.
Chickens hate
Chicken soup.

  — Charles Ghigna

Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved. From Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud. Harry N. Abrams. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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From Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud

A collection of simple poems about such animals as donkeys, cows, giraffes, monkeys, kittens, and goats.

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About the Author

Charles Ghigna – Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 books from Disney, Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc. and other publishers. He has written more than 5,000 poems for children and adults that have appeared in anthologies, newspapers and magazines ranging from The New Yorker and Harper’s to Highlights and Cricket magazines. He served as poet-in-residence at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated poetry feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He speaks at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas, and has read his poems at The Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center, American Library in Paris, American School in Paris, and the International Schools of South America.

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