A is for Ant;  So small yet so strong

B is for Bear;  With claws sharp and long

C is for Cow;  In the field making milk

D is for Dog;  With fur soft as silk

E is for Elephant;  With a trunk loud and long

F is for Fishes;  Swimming round in the pond

G is for Gorilla;  Beating his chest

H is for Horse;  Trotting round full of zest

I is for Insect;  All the flies and the bee’s

J is for Jellyfish;  Swimming far out to sea

K is for Kangaroo;  Jumping here and there

L is for Lion;  With his long mane of hair

M is for Moth;  Fluttering around in the dark

N is for Newt;  In the pond at the park

O is for Otter;  Living on the lake shore

P is for Penguin;  Sliding round in the snow

Q is for Quail;  Laying eggs really small

R is for Reindeer;  With their antlers so tall

S is for Squirrel;  With a big bushy tail

T is for Tortoise;  As slow as a snail

U is for Uakari;  A monkey with face so red

V is for Vulture;  Circling high overhead

W is for Wolf;  Hear it howl in the night

X is for Xenops;  A bird that eats mites

Y is for Yak;  With horns and hairy back

Z is for Zebra;  With stripes of white and black


Now that you’ve been through

the wonderful alphabet zoo

I hope you smiled along the way

and had a happy ABC day.


Learning can be such good fun

for you and me and everyone,

so always learn your ABC

and smile at the animals you will see.


 (I later made this into a children’s book, ⇐click THIS link to look at it)

Written by Darren Scanlon, 27th May 2014.

© Darren Scanlon 2015. All rights reserved.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks Joy…will do!


  2. joylennick says:

    A good way to get children learning their alphabet! Great fun. Keep writing… Best wishes. Joy

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Good one!
    Darren, i enjoyed this

    Best Wishes


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks John. Keep Smiling 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Rellick says:

    Good job on the ABC zoo.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. casthepoet says:

    I like it. I really love the creativity!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. poetyca says:

    Wonderful Darren, I like so much, it sound same to take hand to a baby to joke and smile.
    In italian it is not possible a zoo alphabet so complete cause are not animals with J or K.
    I wish you a good zoo night. 🙂


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    1. Thank you Daniela.


      1. poetyca says:

        Thank you too Darren, it is a great pleasure to read you. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  7. AL SMITH says:

    I once wrote an alphabet poem. X was the hardest letter to come up with a good word for. I like your use of animals.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cheers Al. Yes U & X were very interesting.


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