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Q: Poetry- Childrens Poem ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Poetry- Childrens Poem
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: somethingblue-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 25 Feb 2006 20:21 PST
Expires: 27 Mar 2006 20:21 PST
Question ID: 701034
I am looking for the title and author of a poem we used to read to our
kids about 15-20  yrs ago.  My husband memorized the poem (except for
the title and author ! ) and now his memory is fading on the words. 
But it goes something like this:  1st line:  "One day in thriftrite
supermart, my jaw dropped wide with wonder, for there right next to
frozen food sat
frozen french fried thunder"  It's about a HOMEMADE Storm  or  Frozen
Storm  and  the last few lines go something like .... "well I'd cook me
a mess of that homemade storm"  and then something about "lightening
bolts came" and "he broke his pancake turner" .... last line: "but
then a rainbow came and spanned my two front burners"
The way my husband recited this poem was FANTASTIC and it made our
kids laugh and giggle so hard.  I just can't find it after lots and
lots of looking myself.  Please help me!  Thank you for any help!  
Subject: Re: Poetry- Childrens Poem
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 25 Feb 2006 20:40 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Cute poem!

The poem is called "Instant Storm" and can be found in the children's book:

Exploding Gravy : Poems to Make You Laugh
by X.J. Kennedy 

I cannot reproduce the poem in full, since it is copyrighted, but the
lines right after the part about "french fried thunder" are:

...Vanilla-flavored lightning bolts,
Fresh-frozen raindrop rattle --
So I bought the stuff and hauled it home,
And grabbed my copper kettle...

Followed by another verse.

If you are a registered user at, you should be able to see
the poem in its entirety with Amazon's "See Inside the Book" feature:"fried%20thunder"&p=S03J&checkSum=F7stRHil8Ct9%2fLwuAhhQh4Fqwo%2f74G2Jw38dM7esbFQ=

If the link above doesn't work for you, though, try heading to and searching for "Exploding Gravy", at which point you can
search inside the book for "instant storm"...the site will prompt you
to register, if necessary.

Let me know if you need any more instruction regarding the site.



search strategy -- Searched at for [ "fried thunder" ]
somethingblue-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful!  So glad to have this information.  I went to Amazon
website to view book but they don't let me view after page 5 but I
will try to get it out at the library to ckeck it.  Thank you so much!

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