Stop Sniffling!

By Bruce Lansky b. 1941 Bruce Lansky
If you should have the sniffles,
you’d better blow your nose.
Because if you should go “Achoo!”
you’ll mess up all your clothes.

“Stop Sniffing!” © 1991 Bruce Lansky. Reprinted from Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (© 1991 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: Kids Pick the Funniest Poems (Meadowbrook Press, 1991)

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Poet Bruce Lansky b. 1941

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Living, Health & Illness, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire


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, Health & Illness, Arts & Sciences, Humor & Satire

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

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