Friday, February 20, 2009

Major Poets and Awards: -The Monster's Pet - A Poetry Break

*Lilian Moore is the 1985 Winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children*


This is a great poem to share because it truly provides a chance for the children to use their imagination. Pair this with other poems and books about pets and/or the poem “Lost and Found” from the same book. This can be a great craft poem as well by preparing scraps of unique paper and other crafty materials.


The Monster’s Pet
By Lilian Moore

What kind of pet
Would a monster get
If a monster set
Is Mind on a pet?

Would it snuffle and wuffle
Or snackle and snore?
Would it slither and dither
Or rattle and roar?

Would it dribble and bribble
In manner horr-ible
Or squibble and squirem
Like a worm?

And every day
In pleasant weather,
Would they go out
For a walk together?

Have the children come up with their own monster pet. Let them describe what it would look like and what it would do. Have them create their own picture using markers and pasting different types of papers and other materials to illustrate what their monster pet is like

This poem is from:

Moore, Lilian. 2006. Beware, Take Care. Illus. by Howard Fine. NY: Henry Holt and Company, Inc. ISBN: 0805069178.

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