Don’t Rat on a Mouse

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Don’t badger a groundhog.
Don’t swallow a grouse.
Don’t bulldog a poodle.
Don’t rat on a mouse.

Don’t parrot a peacock.
Don’t buffalo moose.
Don’t hawk a flamingo
Don’t duck from a goose.

Don’t ferret out weasels.
Don’t crab at a shark.
Don’t hound a chihuahua.
Don’t crow at a lark.

Don’t ram an alpaca.
Don’t leech off a worm.
Don’t bat at a squirrel
and don’t bug a germ.

Don’t slug a sea snail.
Don’t tick off a louse.
Don’t ape a gorilla.
Don’t rat on a mouse.

Just take some advice
and remember this clue:
if you leave them alone
they won’t monkey with you!

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2001. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 1

 


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!


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