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Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Let's all try
some of this pizza pie.

"I can't,"  said the ant.
"It's not too big," said the pig.
"Oh yes," said the lioness.

"I'm in," said the pigeon.
"I will," said the hornbill.
"I also will," said the gerbil.

"I shall," said the serval.
"I can," said the toucan.
"I might," said the bobwhite.

"I'll try," said the fly.
"I may," said the stingray.
"I must," said the cow, "eat the crust."

"May I have anchovy?" asked the muscovy.
"We'll see," said the bee.
"I'll eat half," said the giraffe.

"You would, of course," said the horse.
Then it was the hen who said,
"Let's dig in."

   This was a fun poem to execute once I had the idea.  I took all the ways I could think of to try to say, "YES!" and then tried to find animals that would rhyme with my yes-words.  Can you think of other ways to say "YES!" Please let me know.  I did have some left-over animals like bruin, duckbill, spoonbill, blue gill, Parmesan (oops, that's not an animal,) termite, snake, and nene(the Hawaiian State Bird). Did you know a serval is an African cat and a muscovy is a kind of duck named after Moscow?
   Just for fun try writing your own poem to say NO.

Writing poetry for children is better than eating pizza.


  1. Hey, I thought of two more ways to say YES
    "All right," said the termite.
    "You betcha," said the Angora. (This is a stretch with slip rhyme.)

  2. Joy,
    I thought "I also will" was funny. I liked the line about the cow and the crust too. I'd like to know why the ant can't. In a later revision could you add more specifics about the characters? I want to know them better and watch them chowing down. How does each eat his share?

    1. Thanks for the information. I'll work on this. I thought the ant couldn't because the pie was too big. More work, more work=fun.

  3. Kids love to eat so they can easily write poems based on it