My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort

A Funny Turtle Poem for Kids

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort by Kenn Nesbitt

My turtle is the sporting sort.
His sports are all extreme.
He got so good at sleeping
that he joined the napping team.

He frequently competes
at moving slowly in the yard,
and, recently, he’s got the hang
of staring very hard.

He races other turtles, seeing
who can come in last.
I hope you weren’t expecting
that my turtle would be fast.

He’s not too fond of motion,
so you’ll never see him run.
He only plays the kinds of sports
that turtles think are fun.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Sports

Poetic Techniques: Assonance, Descriptive Poems


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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