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Orange Butterfly 2


Minibeast Poems
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Watercolor Butterfly 5

By Josie Whitehead
Tiny Creatures (The)

Grasshoppers and dragonflies;
    Slimy slugs and snails.
Scorpions cause harm or death
   From stings within their tails.

Mosquitoes kill - some spiders too.
    Most insects only hurt.
Some insects fly across the sky
   Whilst some crawl through the dirt.

Beetles, worms and honey bees,
   Our Planet Earth they share,
So by treating them with due respect
    You will surely show you care.

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EXERCISE FOR YOU ALL:  Can you name all the minibeasts in the above pictures.  Do you know a little bit about each of them?  Do you remember which crawl on the earth, which fly, which can climb up walls, make webs - and above all, which  are dangerous to humans.  Most of them only bite you/sting if you interfere with them first of all.  Josie

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