My Brother’s Bear

By Bruce Lansky b. 1941 Bruce Lansky
My baby brother has a bear
that travels with him everywhere.
He never lets the bear from sight.
He hugs it in his crib at night.
And when my brother’s diaper smells,
the name of the bear is what he yells—
which is a clever thing to do
because my brother named it Pooh.

“My Brother’s Bear.” © 2002 by Bruce Lansky. Reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles (© 2004 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: Rolling in the Aisles (Meadowbrook Press, 2002)

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Poet Bruce Lansky b. 1941

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, Infancy, Relationships, Family & Ancestors

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Bruce Lansky is an internationally known poet and anthologist. He has a passion for getting children excited about reading and writing poetry. Lansky's poetry books—including Mary Had a Little Jam; Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater; If Kids Ruled the School; and Rolling in the Aisles—are currently among America's best-selling children's poetry books. He is also the editor of the middle-grade fiction series Girls to the Rescue and . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Infancy, Relationships, Family & Ancestors

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Couplet

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