This poem is for Project OpenBook, a community-built children’s book. Details below.
There’s a rumor going ’round
‘Bout a new bad guy in town.
They call him El Destructo.
‘Cause he wrecks what we construct-o.
First he broke our tower.
And threw it in the shower.
And sissy’s poor ol’ doll…
She took a nasty fall.
…bit the head off my dinosaur.
…broke my favorite marble jar.
…took a whiz in the flower pot.
…he leaves a trail of green snot.
He’s always itchin’ to pick a fight,
Loves to hit and scratch and bite.
He gave the dog a bad haircut.
Now she’s just an ol’ bare mutt.
And that is why they’ve hired me.
To end this senseless wrecking spree.
So I am on this mission
To end the demolition.
And I’ve set this laundry trap.
So when he comes by…SNAP!
Unless I get caught by mother,
‘Cause El Destructo’s my kid brother.
Written by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.
Project OpenBook is a community-built children’s book. Your rating determines what goes into the book. All proceeds go to funding a young girl’s education.
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