I have a vivid memory of reading a poem by Ogden Nash about hiccups that included the word "epiglottis" to help explain why they happen. I think it also had, as a poem, his quote about how "the trouble with a kitten is that it grows into a cat", with a corresponding image of a cat stretching while scratching something (the carpet?) with its claws.
It tickled me as a kid (I probably read it in the early 1980s, but the book was likely from my parents and older than that), but now I can't seem to find it. The book also included "The Tale Of Custard The Dragon", "The Jellyfish", "Adventures of Isabel", "Wombat", "The Pizza", and "The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus". I remember it was a paperback, maybe a hundred pages at most, and had sketchy pen-and-ink illustrations of each of those poems that reminded me of those in Roald Dahl books.