Animal Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead
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By Josie Whitehead

Who Comes Out at Night

The moon makes its appearance
    When the sun goes out of sight.
So watch the summer skyline
    And see who comes out at night.

It’s playtime now for creatures
    Who spend their days in bed.
They don’t just come to play you know.
    They’re hoping to be fed.

The owls, the bats and little mice
    Come out when all is still.
Just listen and you’ll hear them,
    Their voices soft and shrill.

The owls’ big eyes watch out for mice
    And do the bats want these?
'No!  What we like to eat for lunch
    Are tasty insects please.'


When the dawn begins to break,
    They hurry back to bed.
It's then your mother calls to you –
    And it’s your turn to be fed.

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Can you think of other animals, insects etc which come out at night - and perhaps not in this country?  Josie