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Animal Alphabet


A's for the antelope always on view,

Which Algernon saw,

When he went to the zoo.


B was for the bear that came up at a run,

When Benjamin threw him,

A very nice bun.


C's for the camel, "Poor thing! What a lump!"

Was what Caroline said,

When she looked at his hump.


D's for the deer with the soft pretty eyes,

Doris found them so tame,

She had quite a surprise.


E was the elephant sixpence a ride,

But Eric soon found,

That you can't sit astride.


F was the fox very crafty and sly,

Watching Frank from his den,

With a cunning old eye.


G's the giraffe which made Geraldine smile,

She was sure with his neck,

She could see quite a mile.


H was the hippo asleep in his pool,

Harry thought it was an excellent,

Way to keep cool.


I was the ibex, a kind of wild goat,

Ida thought his horns nasty,

But liked his fine coat.


J was the jaguar, like a big cat,

But Jane didn't think,

She would like him to pat.


K was the kangaroo off with a bound,

A fine way, thought Ken,

To get over the ground.


L's for the lions, they made such a fierce noise,

Laura wished she was safely,

At home with her boys.


M's for the monkeys, all patter and chatter,

But Miles couldn't tell,

What on earth was the matter.


N's for the nilgai, which jumped off a rock,

He took such a leap,

That Nell had quite a shock.


O's for the ostrich, a wise looking bird,

But Olga remembered,

The tales she had heard.


P's for the parrot, that had lots to say,

And tried to peck Paul,

As he passed by that away.


Q's for quagga, which Quentin found tame,

He is quite like a zebra,

With stripes and a mane.


R is for rhino, a fierce looking beast,

Rosie watched him with awe,

In the midst of a feast.


S is the snake which Suzanne found asleep,

He was shiny and slimy,

And made her flesh creep.


T's for the tiger that gave Tim a fright,

He was horribly scared,

Lest they got out at night.


For U (that's the unicorn)nobody looks,

As Una can tell you,

He's only in books.


W's for the wolf lying flat on the ground,

Though when Walter came near,

He was up with a bound.


X just looks on and has nothing to do,

There's no creature that claims him,

Through out the whole zoo.


Y is the yak, he's worthy of note,

Yvonne was amazed

At his long shiny coat.


Z's for the zebra that kept Zoe busy,

She counted his stripes,

Till she felt she was dizzy.




Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are lots of fun for little ones.  They enjoy learning new skills and adding their own creativity to the page.  

Just click on a link below for a free coloring page that goes along with this rhyme.  Once the link has opened you may print as many as you like. 


Camel     Elephant     Elephant 2     Baby Elephant     Baby Monkey     

Kangaroo    Unicorn



Homemade Zebra Costume

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