Bad-Habit Marvin does everything he shouldn't !
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
Illustration from Pixabay.
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?
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.