As a musical instrument a kazoo is not new.
They’re straight and tin-made, not bent,
And even its best player can’t pay her rent.
Remember the ZOO in KaZOO;
You’ll be glad if you do.
When two words make one word,/Well, which to recall?/To choose JELLY or FISH/When neither is eaten by man nor by fish./Indeed, a juicy swimmer is its dish.
Some day you’ll choose a job to do/And hope your income is enough for you./Mom and Dad can help you some/To learn the meaning of inCOME.
Honest is as honest does/And tells the truth plain, no fuzz./It’s not just a good thing; it’s the best;/The NEST in hoNEST puts this word to rest.
Eat a plateful of grateful/And let thanks be your lot./The ATE in grATEful/Gives you a lot.
Ten fingers and ten toes–/That’s the way the body grows./How FIN came to be in FINger/Is a question over which we linger.
E. Eddie Edwards likes to entertain/Flying all the kids around in his aeroplane./Though he’s little time to learn to spell/He ENTERtains his guests so very well.
D is for donkey,/So young and so wild./Yet an animal mild–/And loud enough for three–/Let that be your KEY;/Only one beast, though loud enough for three.
Try some fruit and oat cereal/To make a fine morning meal,/And take it hot, right from the pot./That’s the REAL deal.
You never hear the cry, “Play balloon”;/No, “Play ball” are the words you recall./But spelling balloon with a BALL/Gives yourself much more help, and soon
Abundance is long/You’ll probably insist,/But DANCE makes it shorter;/And gives you the gist:/An abunDANCE is not to be missed!
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