There Was a Little Turtle

By Anonymous Anonymous
There was a little turtle.

He lived in a box.

He swam in a puddle.

He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.

But ... he didn't catch me!

Source: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes and Other Action Rhymes (2002)

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Poet Anonymous

Subjects Nature, Animals

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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SUBJECT Nature, Animals

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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