A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur

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From the book My Dog Likes to Disco

A tiny, spiny dinosaur
was racing through my house;
a tiny, spiny dinosaur
no bigger than a mouse.

That tiny, spiny dinosaur,
it leapt up on my bed.
It punched me in the stomach
and it hit me on the head.

It chased me from my bedroom
and pursued me down the stairs.
It knocked the TV over
and it broke a pair of chairs.

I don’t know where it came here from
or how it got inside.
The only thing I know is that
I need a place to hide.

I’ll have to catch that dinosaur
before it gets too late.
But, oh, it found my brother’s room…
I guess that I can wait.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Dinosaur, Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Assonance


From the Book My Dog Likes to Disco

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