Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems


Little Bo-Peep

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Barnes, W. (Ed.). (1920). Types of Children's Literature: A Collection of the World's Best Literature for Children.. Yonkers, New York: World Book Company.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 0.9
  • Word Count: 101


Little Bo-peep
She lost her sheep,
   And couldn’t tell where to find them.
“Let them alone
And they’ll come home,
   Wagging their tails behind them.”

Little Bo-peep
Fell fast asleep
   And dreamt she heard them bleating,
But when she awoke,
She found it a joke,
   For still they all were fleeting.

Then up she took
Her little crook,
   Determined for to find them.

She found them indeed,
But it made her heart bleed,—
   For they’d left their tails behind them.