This simple poem is great fun, especially for Key Stage 1 children. It is by the wonderful poet John Agard. It could easily be learned by heart by a class of children, or conducted in different parts by the teacher. It could also be used as inspiration for story-telling or artwork. Also, what does it mean? What is the message? What other animals could we write poetry about?
Here is a very simple video performance of the poem. Maybe you could make a video with your pupils.
There is a downloadable PDF resource about John Agard here.