J Poem

as read by Big Bird (Carroll Spinney)

A poem about one of my very favorite letters of the alphabet, by Big Bird.

Today I wrote a poem
And I put it in my book
It's about a certain letter
That's shaped sort of like a hook
It's a very special letter
And I like it quite a lot
The big one has a line on top
The small one has a dot
It comes at the beginning of a word like jellybeans
Or John, or Jane, or Jenny
Or a brand-new pair of jeans
You'll find it in the alphabet
Between the I and K
And if you haven't guessed by now
Well, it's the letter J

Transcribed by the archive's webmistress Tiny Dancer

Originally released on the album

Big Bird Sings!

Big Bird Sings! (1974) Children's Records of America