We love Where the Sidewalk Ends. I remember reading his poems as a kid and even memorizing them to recite in front of an audience at school. I let the kids flip through the book and pick one poem each to memorize and recite to friends. Canaan picked the first and Ruthie the last.
Who wants a pancake,
sweet and piping hot?
Good little Gracie looks up and
says, "I"ll take the one on top."
Who else wants a pancake,
fresh off the griddle?
Terrible Theresa smiles and
says, "I'll take the one in the middle?"
If you should ever choose
to bathe an armadillo,
use one bar of soap
And a whole lot of hope
And seventy-two pads of Brillo.