Where Does the Bounce Come From?

Rubber dubber
flouncer bouncer
up the wall
and in and outer
under over
bouncing backer
mustn’t dropper
mustn’t stopper
do a clapper
do a spinner
faster faster
to and fro-er
rubber dubber
flouncer bouncer


then oh bother!
Butter finger
dropped the ball
and pitter patter
patter pitter
rubber ball
ran right away.

Copyright: from Centrally-Heated Knickers (Puffin, 2000) © Michael Rosen, used by permission of the author.

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