Mary had a little dog.
Its fur was black as night.
And everyone that Mary met
The dog was sure to bite.
It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rule.
The dog bit Mary’s teacher’s leg,
So they threw her out of school.
Text © Bruce Lansky, 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.