Mary had a little pet.
Its fur was black as night.
It followed her to school one day,
Which gave the kids a fright.
It made the teachers shout and scream,
It gave them such a scare.
For Mary didn’t have a lamb—
She had a grizzly bear.
Text © Judith Natelli McLaughlin, reprinted from Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater and Other Silly Rhymes, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.