It’s a guinea pig weekend! Yesterday’s poem started came from a book called Guinea Pig Town, and today’s poem is “Guinea Pig,” by Lisa Wheeler, queen of wordplay. Lisa’s
brand new book, The Pet Project: Cute and Cuddly Vicious Verses?(Atheneum, 2013), centers around a?girl?trying to decide on a pet, but she finds there are, shall we say, drawbacks to almost every single one! I’m sharing this poem in honor of Oreo and Muffin, two of our past guinea pigs (who may or may not have had the flaw described here):
I’m studying this guinea pig.
He makes a funny squeak.
He’s not a pig. He’s not a mouse.
(Some hybrid mutant freak?)
His ears are small. He has no tail.
His fur is short and thick.
Oh yuck! He tinkled in my hand.
I think I might be sick.
–by Lisa Wheeler, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: