I recently wrote a poem called “2 Kinds of Cats,” comparing a housecat and a tiger. I wrote this poem on assignment, for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and they wanted something that could be used in their magazine for 1st-graders. Here’s the first half:
You can read the whole poem in the magazine, which is online right now (scroll down to page 9 of the magazine). And as a side note, if you’re a lover of wild animals, don’t miss Counting Lions, a stunning new picture book from Candlewick. Just lovely. The Four Tigers page is what reminded me to share my poem today!