The Crocodile and the Gator
A crocodile is long and sleek
And different from a gator;
Faster in the water,
His range is so much greater.
Of the two, the gator’s smaller,
And more scaly underneath.
He also has a bigger bite
Because he has more teeth.
There are other differences;
One has a snout that’s flatter.
But if you’re bit by either one,
Then none of this would matter.
— Barry Louis Polisar
Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved. From Something Fishy. Rainbow Morning Music. Illustration by David Clark. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From Something Fishy
Exploring a delightful world of truly exotic and unusual sea creatures, Something Fishy is filled with intriguing facts about an array of fish and animals that live in or near the water. Written entirely in verse, Barry Louis Polisar’s witty and thought-provoking poems introduce children to some of the oddest creatures in the animal kingdom, including many rare and endangered species. Children will be captivated by the lively illustrations, while learning and laughing at the clever rhymes.