The Giant Water Bug

The giant water bug can lug
His eggs upon his back.
He gives them extra care up there
And guards them from attack.
The mother glues them to the dad,
And on his way they stay.
But does he ever get a card
Or gift on Father's Day?

Douglas Florian, “The Giant Water Bug” from Insectlopedia. Copyright © 1998 by Douglas Florian. Reprinted with the permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Inc. This material may not be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Source: Insectlopedia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998)
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