Runny Babbit

by Shel Silverstein Year Published: 2005
Way down in the green woods, where the animals all play, they do things and they say things in a different sort of way - 
Instead of sayin "purple hat", they all say "hurple pat"....
 
The poems are fun to read (and not as easy to read fluently as you might imagine).  Kids will enjoy watching you struggle with the phoneme shifts and its great practice for phoneme manipulation to hear the poems and figure out the "real words".  In honor of poetry month, pick this gem up at the library.