Issue 1, 2019

Rodent Rodeo

poem by Jody Jensen Shaffer , illustrated by Greg Holfeld

A tiny hat,

a pair of spurs,

a buckle for

a belt with pearls.

That’s all this rodent

needs tonight

to barrel race

with all his might …

except a horse,

a clown, some dirt,

his dungarees,

and red plaid shirt,

a lasso, saddle,

bolo tie,

his boots, some barrels,

orange and white.

He’s ready now.

Just watch him go.

He’s at the Rodent Rodeo!