Do you know Bad Habit Marvin?

He bites his nails and grabs dog’s tails, and stubs his toes and picks his nose,

And burps out loud (it makes him proud) to grind his teeth and smell his feet

And shake his head and wet his bed.

He tickles girls and yanks their curls and steals their books with dirty looks.

He never washes or wears galoshes, or helps mom cook or reads a book.

Bad Habit Marvin, you know him well, And every time he’s near, you yell,

“Bad Habit Marvin, why ya act so dumb?!” But he can’t answer back ’cause he’s sucking his thumb.

 

Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019

 

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ARDEN DAVIDSON

Illustration from Pixabay.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Independent Thinking, Good Manners

1. Why do you think parents and adults don’t like bad habits?

2. Can you think of some reasons why Marvin’s behaviour might not be nice for others?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ MORE POEMS FROM THE SAME AUTHOR?

Whats Weird About a Mirror by Arden Davidson Storyberries Publishing

What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems

written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.

It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.