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Saturday, January 5, 2013

CHINA AND OTHER POEMS By Anna L., age 8










China 

When my mom is in China
she sounds like a little girl 
and she smells like mango. 
When the wind blows, 
her hair flies into her eyes.

Heat

When I was in China it was very hot. 
I did not have a fan. 
I wore a white t-shirt and
the color camouflaged me against the wall.
I climbed up onto a tall chair
to open the window.

Television

The mailman knocked on the door. 
My uncle was busy cooking 
and he told me to open it.
I did not listen to him 
because I was watching TV. 
My uncle got mad.  
He used a silver hammer to hit the television, 
and the screen shattered.

Steps to Making a Snowman

First I roll a giant snowball. 
I roll the ball again to make it bigger. 
I roll another ball to make the body. 
Then I poke two sticks into the body to make the arms. I carve a hole for the mouth.
I get stones and push them into the man’s face. 
These stones are the eyes.

About the Author

Hi, my name is Anna. I’m eight years old. I live in San Francisco with my mom and dad and grandma. I like to cook with my mom. I am good at painting and when I grow up I want to be a famous painter. I also want to be a chef. If I were a plant I would be a rose because roses are pretty. My favorite book is Todd & Ben. The author is my classmate Tai! If I had a super power I would make it snow all over the world. My family comes from Taiwan and I went there before. I speak Chinese at home. The scariest thing to me is darkness. China and Other Poems is my first published book.