Today I Touched the Buffalobster

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

Today I touched the buffalobster
and the goldfishark,
the eagleopard, ocelotter,
and the weaselark.

I fed the frogorilla
and I felt the reindeerat.
I prodded the piguana
and I scratched the alpacat.

I gazed at the gazellephant.
I gawked at the gooseal.
I caught the cockroachimpanzeebra
and the bumblebeel.

I pet the parroturtle,
and the pelicangaroo.
It’s freaky, but it’s fun here
at the Mutant Petting Zoo.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 1

Topics: Animal Poems, Wacky Weirdness, Wordplay

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Nonsense Poems, Wordplay


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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