Reptiles
by Pinewood Elementary workshop group

To the tune of “My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean”

You know alligators are reptiles
So are crocodiles, lizards, and snakes
Tortoises, turtles, and terrapins
Gharials and caimans are great

Reptiles, reptiles, reptiles are scaly and really great
Reptiles, reptiles, my favorite class of vertebrate!

Each reptile you meet is cold blooded
Their temperature goes up and down
When the weather is cold they are torpid
They warm up when the sun comes around

Reptiles, reptiles, reptiles are scaly and really great
Reptiles, reptiles, my favorite class of vertebrate!

Reptiles lay eggs for their babies
With a hard or a leathery shell
Some reptiles lay eggs and forget them
But some care for their babies quite well

Reptiles, reptiles, reptiles are scaly and really great
Reptiles, reptiles, my favorite class of vertebrate!

Some reptiles are mostly aquatic
But most of them live on the land
Reptiles are really adapted to be
In the sea or the swamp or the sand

Reptiles, reptiles, reptiles are scaly and really great
Reptiles, reptiles, my favorite class of vertebrate!

I’ve learned many facts about reptiles
I’ve learned far too many to list
It’s such fun for me, I shall grow up to be
A herpetologist

Reptiles, reptiles, reptiles are scaly and really great
Reptiles, reptiles, my favorite class of vertebrate!