First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black;
Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back;
Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw;
Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw;
Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk;
Then I saw the monkeys-mercy, how unpleasantly they-smelt!
POEMS FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Header illustration from Pixabay, with thanks
LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS
1. What is your favourite animal to see at the zoo? Why?