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Pet Shopping

A Funny Pet Poem for Kids

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From the book My Hippo has the Hiccups

pet-shopping

While shopping at the pet store
I got my fondest wish.
I bought myself a fish bowl
and then a pair of fish.

And since I was already
out shopping at the store
I thought I ought to purchase
another smidgen more.

And so I got a rabbit,
a hamster and a frog,
a gerbil and a turtle,
a parrot and a dog.

I purchased an iguana,
a tortoise and a rat,
an eight-foot anaconda,
a monkey and a cat.

A guinea pig, a gecko,
a ferret and a mouse,
and had them all delivered,
directly to my house.

My sister went berzerko!
She’s now installing locks,
because I said her bedroom
would be their litter box!

 --Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

 


From the Book My Hippo has the Hiccups


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