I really didn't have to ask this... my boy let out a chortle of glee. :)
What made you laugh?
"Mom! Bugs don't have underwear!!!"
Words you don't know
stalk; plural noun: stalks
1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant.
"he chewed a stalk of grass"
"the stalk of a plant"
2. the slender attachment or support of a leaf, flower, or fruit.
"the acorns grow on stalks"
Do you think it was fair?
Some lines rhyme but others don't.
The poem moves in and out.. not all the lines are the same length.
Mom... are there really silver flowers?
That got me searching and I was able to find pictures of plants with silver foliage but none of a really silver flower (except fake ones). You can see them HERE.
Knowing this I asked the lad if he thought the flower was real or if the author was just using colourful language?
He really didn't know. Because either scenario would work. Bugs can be found everywhere...even on fake plants. BUT most likely, he thought, it was the author just using colourful language.
What does YOUR child see or hear with this poem??