Jack Was Nimble

by Bruce Lansky

Jack was nimble,
Jack was quick.
Jack jumped over the candlestick.

Jack kept jumping,
much too close.
Now his pants
smell like burnt toast.


Text © Bruce Lansky, reprinted from Mary Had a Little Jam published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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