After a Bath

by Aileen Fisher

After my bath

I try, try, try

to wipe myself

till I'm dry, dry, dry.

Hands to wipe

and fingers and toes

and two wet legs

and a shiny nose.

Just think how much

less time I'd take

if I were a dog

and could shake, shake, shake.

 

 


Mary Cassat
Child's Bath

Title:

After a Bath

Poet:

Fisher, Aileen

Year of Publication:

1933

Age Appropriate:

4-6

Subject:

Childhood

Stanza:

3

Type:

Humor

Lines:

12

Rhyme:

Mixed

Things to Discuss:

Pre-school children should act out the sequence of events. First Grade children should draw a picture to go along with the last stanza.