POEM FOR CHILDREN: A Tiger’s Fur

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STORY FOR CHILDREN: Excellent Pets

A tiger makes an excellent pet. It does.

You just have to feed it lots (pretzels are its favorite).

And take it for walks (don’t let it eat the mail lady).

And brush its fur every night before bed—a hundred strokes.

One… two… three…

Then it’ll purr so loud the whole neighbourhood will hear.

A grizzly bear makes an excellent pet. It’s true.

You just have to take it fishing (don’t forget the hooks).

And rub its tummy (come on, now, be brave).

And read it bedtime stories (anything but “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”).

It won’t be half as grizzly, after that.

A T-Rex makes an excellent pet. Absolutely.

You just have to keep its tail warm (a quilt works dandy).

And give it hot chocolate (don’t forget the little marshmallows).

And toss it a Frisbee after school.

Those short little arms aren’t good for much, but they’re perfect for catching Frisbees.

A killer whale makes an excellent pet. Surprisingly.

You just have to brush its teeth (hey, it can’t do it by itself).

And shine its flippers (spit works fine).

And give it tons of baths (don’t forget the rubber duck).

Remember: a clean killer whale is a happy killer whale.

A puppy makes a terrible pet.

It just sits there and looks cute.

Who wants that?

                                                                                                

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CHILDREN’S POEM: Squiggle de Moon

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POEM FOR CHILDREN: Amanda Minty-Twist

Amanda Minty-Twist

 

My breath is fresh

as fresh can be—

Amanda Minty-Twist

kissed

me.

 

I cannot have

a cavity—

Amanda Minty-Twist

kissed

me.

 

I’ll throw my brush

and paste away

because her breath’s

the best breath-spray.

 

And yes, it’s fresh

as fresh can be.

Amanda Minty-Twist

kissed

me.

                                            

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