A Ball is a poem by Michael Rosen, from his book "The Hypnotiser". It is the third video on the Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen channel.


This poem is about Michael's step daughter Laura finding amusement out of a ball bouncing and Michael wondering if he used to laugh at a ball bouncing and why he stopped doing it if he use to do it.

Transcript Edit

A Ball.

Laura laughs if she sees a ball bounce. I don't think it's funny. I wonder if I used to laugh at a ball bouncing when I was 2, like Laura. And if I used to laugh, why did I stop?

Trivia Edit

  • A Ball is one of Michael's shortest poems.

Used in YTPs Edit

  • "I don't think it's funny" is used when an unfunny joke is made.

Video Edit

A Ball

A Ball