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Tadpole Poem

Tadpole, tadpole,
Super sad-pole!
Had no legs to hop...
Didn't look like cousin Jim,
Or even mom or pop!
Tadpole, tadpole,
Super sad-pole,
Not like mom or dad,
frog frog mom
After eyeballs,
Only tail,
Made her really sad!
Tadpole, tadpole,
Super sad-pole,
Had no lungs for air,
Had to use,
Gills to breathe,
It really wasn't fair!
tadpole with legs
Tadpole, tadpole,
Super glad-pole,
Sat there on a log,
In the water,
A reflection,
She'd become a frog!


Tadpoles (or pollywogs) are the larval forms of amphibians- commonly frogs and toads. After tadpoles hatch from their eggs they live strictly in the water and breathe with gills, but as time passes they undergo a metamorphosis and grow legs, arms, and develop lungs for respiration.

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