I Built My Bug a Rocket Ship

I built my bug a rocket ship
To fly him to the moon.
My little insect astronaut
Will be launching very soon.

The rocket is a loaf of bread
With a waffle cone on top.
Four fins made out of melba toast…
Held tight with syrup glops.

Ten, nine, eight, seven…
Get ready for your trip!
…six, five, four, three…
Oh no! My dog just ate the ship!

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.
Illustrated by Christy Schneider.

This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

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