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The Crocodile and the Gator

The Crocodile and the Gator by Barry Louis Polisar

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.

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About the Author

A five-time Parents’ Choice Award winner, Barry Louis Polisar has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world.

Barry performs his songs on two different Grammy Award- winning albums and sings his song All I Want is You in the opening credits of the film JUNO. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

Barry has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools, theatres, and museums from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska.

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