How I Quit Sucking My Thumb
 
 


by Bruce Lansky
 
   
My mother says it’s childish and
my father says it’s dumb—
whenever they discover that
I’m sucking on my thumb.

It’s such a silly thing to do,
as everybody knows.
So now instead of sucking it
I stick it in my nose.

Text © Bruce Lansky reprinted from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.


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