Poetry Monday: “If I Were an Ocelot”

December 26, 2011 15 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

If I Were an Ocelot

If I were an ocelot,
I’d sleep the livelong day.
I’d curl up in the moss a lot
or in a bale of hay.

If I were an ocelot,
I’d dine upon the heath,
and I’d be sure to floss a lot,
so I’d never lose my teeth.

If I were an ocelot,
I’d snack on leaves and bugs.
I’d eat tomato sauce a lot
on tasty little slugs.

If I were an ocelot,
I’d get a catnip ball
that I’d be sure to toss a lot
against the garden wall.

And if I were an ocelot,
I’d never pick a fight.
I’d surely not be cross a lot,
and never, ever bite.

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Activity Sheet for “If I Were an Ocelot”
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What’s an ocelot?

"If I Were an Ocelot" by Renee M. LaTulippe. Illustration by Donna Goeddaeus.

Ocelot eating tasty slugs with pasta sauce. Illustration by Donna Goeddaeus.

 

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Video Location
Suvereto, Italy. Aldobrandeschi Castle (La Rocca), 10th-12th century.

See more poems in my poetry video library.

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Poem by Renée LaTulippe. Illustration by Donna Goeddaeus. Licensed by All About Learning Press, Inc. Copyright © 2010, 2011 All About Learning Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  No portion of this material may be copied, retransmitted, reposted, duplicated, or otherwise used without the express written approval of All About Learning Press, Inc.

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15 Comments

  1. David
    6 years ago

    Love the flossing part. Not so big on the slugs with or without pasta sauce. That’s just if I were an ocelot – one of my favorite animals.

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  2. Elizabeth Stevens Omlor
    6 years ago

    What a lovely site you have created! Congratulations. I am so excited to recieve my email updates! =)

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  3. Stacy Jensen
    6 years ago

    This is great. Wonderful example of vlogs! And, love your activity sheets.

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      6 years ago

      Thanks, Stacy! Yes, I do hope that parents and kids will eventually find their way here to enjoy the videos and activity sheets. Fingers crossed!

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  4. patientdreamer
    6 years ago

    Loved the poem and wonderful that you position yourself in such a great setting. Love your website!

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      6 years ago

      Thanks a lot, Diane! I’m a lover of nature and medieval towns, so I do all my videos outside — more interesting than my office, for sure!

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  5. Traci Edwards
    6 years ago

    I wish my kids were little again…but I’m still enjoying your work!
    Thanks Renee!

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  6. Renee LaTulippe
    6 years ago

    Wow, thank you so much, Traci. I’m so happy to see you here — you made my day!

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  7. Carrie
    6 years ago

    This is so cute. I have a cat that seems like the size on an ocelot so I had to check this poem out. My cat actually does like to have his teeth brushed and he’d probably like slugs and pasta sauce.

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      6 years ago

      HA, Carrie! Too funny about your cat — makes me miss having those crazy critters around. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Cathy Mealey
    6 years ago

    Such a lovely vlog! Love the alliteration and the rhythm to your work!

    My DD is into creating “Scranimals” a la Jack Prelutsky, and she’s hurrying off to create some type of ‘ocelotapus’ LOL

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      6 years ago

      So glad you stopped by, Cathy. Would love to see your daughter’s ocelotapus — too funny!

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  9. Catherine Johnson
    4 years ago

    That is fabulous, Renee!

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