Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
[My Classroom Connections posts will share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]
Did you know that March 1 is National Pig Day? Neither did I! But here’s a poem to celebrate, anyway. It’s from Flashy, Clashy, and Oh-So Splashy: Poems About Colors (Capstone Press, 2008).
A Blue-Ribbon Gal
This pig is a beauty, you see that it’s true,
As gentle and light as the morning’s first dew,
I noticed her first at a pig beauty show
She twirled a baton and she sang like a pro
She’s graceful and smooth for a pig of her size
She won a blue ribbon! She won the big prize!
Wheelety-flop, I’m in piggety love.
–Laura Purdie Salas, from Flashy, Clashy, and Oh-So Splashy! (Capstone Press, 2008)
And here’s Jon Scieszka reading his True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Ha!
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with educator Jone MacCulloch at Check It Out!