Crocodile at the Beach


The seagulls squawk into the sky

Aark!         Aark!

Aark!          Aark!

Daisy barks behind my legs

Yip!         Yip!         Yip!

and Ben squeals


when we see the



crocodile kite.


This poem also appears on the website Australian Children’s Poetry as a Poem of the Day.

24 thoughts on “Crocodile at the Beach

  1. Hi Kristin,
    I was scary to read this because, I thought the poem was about a real crocodile at the beach. but it was really about a kite. And I think you can add more to this poem to make us more curious.

    Thank You

  2. Hi Kristin,
    this poem reminded me of when my sister was tricking me over and over again by saying there are sharks and stingrays in the beach we go to when they weren’t. I think you could add more words.
    Kind regards Tirath

    • Hi Kristin
      I really like this poem. A nice use of repetition.
      Not too much, but not too little. I like how the repetition also rhymes with the text. If you don’t understand what I mean, Here is an example from your poem, “and Ben squeals Eeeeeeeee! when we see the enormous green crocodile kite.”


      • Hi Tharusha,

        I like your comment, because it made me think more about my poem. I looked up the word for what you described and it’s called assonance- it’s when the vowels within words rhyme, but the words don’t rhyme because they have different endings. I hadn’t noticed that I had all those ee sounds in my poem! Thank you!


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