Wednesday, March 27, 2013

#ReadItMD13 - "Children's Poetry Week" - Day 3 with Joshua Seigal, Children's Poet and Performer

Joshua Seigal, Children's Poet and Performer getting the audience involved!
Once again we're delighted to guest a post for #ReadItMD13 Children's Poetry Week, this time by children's poet and performer Joshua Seigal. He's out and about this week visiting schools and the poem below was written for a year 2 class he'll be visiting. He's also just written a poem featured in one of our favourite magazines, Springboard Stories! Find out more about Joshua on his website.


Bradley by Joshua Seigal

In Year 2 we have a pet –

Bradley is his name.

Bradley is a stick insect

And Bradley has a game:

He often likes to leave his box

And crawl across the floor,

He’ll rest upon the windowsill

Or linger by the door.



He likes to lurk among the books

And wallow in the sink,

He sometimes nibbles at our lunch

And drinks our teacher’s drink!

He lolls across the radiator

Basking in the heat,

And when we’re sitting at our desks

He’ll flit across our feet.



In Year 2 we have a pet –

Bradley is his name.

Bradley is a stick insect

And Bradley has a game:

He hides in teacher’s handbag

And he gives her such a fright

That she leaps up high into the air

And screams with all her might!



She says that Bradley’s escapades

Are making her feel sick

So she went into the playground

And she came back with a stick.

She put the stick in Bradley’s box

And told him “This is Brian.

He is your new insect pal –

Now you play Sleeping Lions!”

(C) Joshua Seigal 2013 - Used with permission

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