Patricia Brought Her Parakeet

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Patricia brought her parakeet.
It pecked at Patrick’s puppy.
Samantha’s salamander swiftly
gobbled Gracy’s guppy.

Savannah’s snapping turtle
snapped the nose of Franklin’s frog.
I’d say Fernando’s ferret
went berserk on Daniel’s dog.

Poor Jordan found his gerbil
being chased by Katelyn’s cat,
and everyone was panicking
that Ryan brought his rat.

The teacher screamed and fainted
and she fell right off her stool.
I guess I shouldn’t bring
my pet tarantula to school.

She soon enough recovered
but you should have heard her yell.
It looks like that’s the last time
we’ll bring pets for show and tell.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, School Poems


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

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