The Goops ~ Gelett Burgess

Today we would like to share with you one of the poems from our Polkadots¬†unit this term. “The Goops”, by Gelett Burgess, is a fantastic poem from her book of poetry “Goops and How to Be Them”. This funny series of work is all about disgusting little creatures with terrible manners, and it fabulous for teaching younger children in a fun way how to have manners… and not be a Goop!


The introduction reads,

“Let me introduce a race

Void of Beauty and of Grace,

Extraordinary Creatures

With a Paucity of Features.

Though their Forms are fashioned ill,

They have Manners stranger still…”


Download your copy of “The Goops”, and practice at home how to not be a Goop with your little one!


Download your copy here…
  • February 29, 2016
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