A fly can walk upon a wall

     And never tumble down.

Small tadpoles never learn to swim,

     Yet never ever drown.


Up on the ceiling of the room

    A spider walks along

And, unlike me, can make a web

    That’s oh so very strong.


The butterfly has pretty wings:

    She’s lucky - she can fly -

But I know I can’t do these things

    And never really try.


The bee lands on a nice red rose.

    That’s something you can’t do.

Well, would you like to be like them

     Or be a child, like you?


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Minibeast Index Younger Children Listening Page Skype Visits Brown and white page heading The Song of the Ant Minibeast Jungle Minibeast Miracles

No, this minibeast poem and many others didn't go into the five books published in 2010. They weren't written then.  I think I shall have to stop writing poems and find a new hobby now as I didn't realize I'd written so many.  I do hope your children like this poem.


Your children might like to discuss what THEY can do but perhaps a minibeast, an animal or bird cannot do by listening to and reading this poem:  I'm Happy I'm Human - Josie