The Frog That Took A Giant Leap For Their Kind"
Forever being laughed at for not being able to leap
Always last in the frog army sport, called ‘Jumping over the Jeep’
The little jump frog was embarrassed to belong to such an army
So he packed his things and headed off on a long journey
He crossed all over, the large wetlands of Florida USA
Even made a makeshift home, made out of some hay
After feeling a very warm heat, from about a mile away
He came across some steps, but when climbing, they began to sway
Frightened by a loud bang and an almighty explosive roar
He hopped inside the nearest room, via a big white door
Then, all of a sudden, he felt his feet, effortlessly lift off the floor
Floating past a small window, he couldn’t see the earth, anymore
After a while, the room hit the ground, with an almighty thump
Looking out, he saw a strangely dressed man, pray and then jump
He followed the man and went on down a few gigantic steps
After making his biggest ever leap and without special effects
Luckily, the frog was caught on camera, so became the first of his kind
To reach the faraway moon and take a great leap, if you don't mind.
"The Hare That Looked Out Of Place"
The local country fair had arrived in town
But one animal was looking angry and down
For the farmworker had placed the hare at the fair
With another breed of animal, without any care
He looked out of place, while sitting in the dog pound
To the hare it felt more like a very scary hunting ground
One child yelled out, "That's a very small doggy, Mummy"
No it's not, said Mummy, but it'll make the dogs meal taste so yummy
She ran to the ticket seller and said, "There's a hare out of place"
He said, I think your hair is fine madam, but here's some gel, just in case
When the farmer found out, he ordered the workers to quickly catch it
And to make sure there's no more hares where the dogs will sit.
"The Sheep That Escaped From The Bars"
The large family farm was not really up to par
Because the farmer would keep the sheep behind an iron bar
They wanted to escape from behind the metal brass
And wander about and eat more of the fresh green grass
Eating packaged food was not treating them well
But they were getting upset tummies and not feeling that swell
So they hatched a plan so they could graze on the vast land
A billy goat agreed to fetch a plank of wood and give them a hand
In return he would get all the leftovers of the sheep's fake food
So one by one they took the plunge and escaped for a better mood
The goat had a ball opening and then eating so much more
And the sheep could be heard for miles, laughing Baa-Baa galore.
"The Monkey That Lost His Grip"
His name is Chip and he just can't get a grip
He has to hold on tight for the entire round trip
His friends in the troop said he wasn't very hip
Always having to wear a parachute with a safety clip
He tried to branch out one day, but fell and hurt his hip
Then one day he got up early and decided to leave without the equip
Now the monkey named Chip was so brave and he ran with a skip
And he swung from branch to branch without any major slip
His friends were in awe of his huge lunges and gave no more lip
So from that day forth, everybody said he had great grip to do his solo flip.
"The Cheetah That Wished For No Spots"
Cleaning his teeth using long green grass as dental floss
The healthy Cheetah often wished he had no more spots
He was tired of hearing, while playing Hide n Seek, the sound,
Of his animal friends yelling, "We give up, for you can't be found"
He thought, maybe he could wash away his camouflage dots
By soaking himself for a while, in some warm water and soap in pots
It might be a long shot to remove those game wrecking blots
But at least his friends would have fun playing in Africa's back lots
No said his friends, you were born with all of them
And after all, your spots make us all different, Amen
So stay like you are and we will find you one day
But never ever try and wash those unique spots of yours away.
"The Zebra That Painted Her Stripes"
She looked in the river and saw her reflection
Her skin colour made males look in another direction
For her colours were not really that bright
With her body stripes painted in black and white
So the next day the lady zebra decided to get a makeover
By getting colourful paint and brushing it all over and over
Now she felt like a beautiful diamond of a gem
And maybe others would take notice, especially the men
But the day she went back to her favourite watering hole
Everyone thought she belonged on a merry-go-round pole
Then it started pouring down, the hail and the wet rain
And washed off all her colourful paint down the drain
She wasn't that sad when she heard the laughter of other zebras
For she was now world famous, from all of the tourist cameras.
"The Mouse That Was Forever Getting Trapped"
The poor little mouse was forever getting himself trapped
He couldn't stop from smelling the cheese, even when wrapped
His concerned mother told him to visit a hypnotist
To try and help him get off cheese, you get the gist
If he gets trapped again, he might not be able to tell the tale
Because if the help he receives fails, his face will turn pale
So let's hope this short tale of some very sore mouse tails
Helps the other obsessed cheese loving females and males
Can the poor little mouse keep away from the snap?
Let's all hope that he doesn't forget, after taking a quick catnap.
"The Panda That Got Bored Of Giant Plain Bamboo"
Sitting under the tree eating gigantic bamboo stalks, sat a cute Panda
But eating one thing all day long was boring for the cutie named Sandra
So the workers at the zoo tried to change her diet to see what it would take
They tried strawberries, oranges, pizza, meatballs and even rib-eye fillet steak
But none of this food worked, to make Sandra the cute Panda, less bored
The workers were confused why the delicious food was simply ignored
She started to lose weight and became very agitated
Quickly the zoo staff asked for help, but really they had to be educated
For pandas only eat bamboo and not much of the world's fine food
By just adding a bit of spice would've changed her boring mood
They hurried back to the zoo kitchen to prepare a spicy dish
Chopping and stewing and even adding a few drops of relish
Sandra loved the change in her daily food of bamboo
And was happy again chewing on her new tasting food at the zoo.
"The Owl That Didn't Give A Hoot"
When the sun went down and the moon came out
Some owls could be seen in the trees hooting about
But a strange noise one owl gave, was worse than a toot
For the owl, for some reason, didn't give a hoot
This strange sounding owl instead, made more of a screech
A sound that the English owls have never been able to reach
For this different style speaking owl, is on holidays from afar
And his spoken language is so unusual to ours, by far
The other owls wanted to know how to screech like this alien bird
For they were so bored, with only knowing how to speak one word
So they all took quick language classes to learn how to French speak
And their guest also learnt to belt out a bit of a hoot, from his foreign beak.
"The Spider That Stood Too Tall To Crawl"
A large daddy long leg spider named Paul
Had such long legs he stood too tall to crawl
He looked like a gigantic monster, standing way up top
All other spiders who saw him, would come to a complete stop
Frozen in their tracks, insects would free fall and dive
And go so low between his legs to hopefully survive
The spider himself would get a face full of cobwebs
As he walked so tall into his own hand made project
Enough he thought, and off he went for a professional opinion
The doctor said, he had a name for his rather tall condition
It was called nothing at all, you are like this on earth
For all daddy long leg spiders are like this since birth
So he was told to bend down more often, stretch and do some exercise
And to watch out for that high floating killer insect spider pesticide.
"The Elephant That Couldn't Make A Trunk Call"
While playing a game of elephant soccer together
Using a coconut for a ball which was as light as a feather
The elephant herd had finally ran out of pace
One player named Noel didn't stop until he fell flat on his face
When he got home later that night after his great fall
He tried, but couldn't make his routine long distance trunk call
But nothing came out and he went into shock
Noel the elephant thought he had swallowed a rock
So off down the road to the local doctor he went
Also complaining about his loss of his favourite flowers scent
The doctor first said, it could be all in your mind
But after shinning a light he saw what it was, well down behind
For it was the coconut the herd had been playing with before, with Noel
After a tickle on the trunk, Noel shot it out and somehow scored a goal.
"The Koala That Was Always Bare"
Kyle the Koala loved to just sit in the trees and eat his leaves
The tourist would come and take photos without having to pay any fees
But he once took a peek at one of those friendly tourist's cameras Polaroid
He saw some family pets wearing fashionable clothes and was rather annoyed
For you see, Kyle then noticed, that he was always totally bare
Dogs with jackets and cats with gloves, but he had nothing at all to wear
So he decided to make all of the paparazzi pay for their shots
When he saved enough money, he dressed up with the lots
He purchased some pants, a hat and T-shirt and a colourful woolly scarf
He felt more natural and not as bare, but mainly because, he made all of the tourists laugh.
"The Rabbit That Stared Into The Light"
When Warren the rabbit went out on the town
He wore a lucky tail, pinned all the way down
Hiding from cars, buses and motorbikes driving past
Then hurriedly crossing the road, hoping not to be the last
For if you were left behind, you'd be all alone to cross again
And be able to have the strength to not look into the lights of the men
But on this night he kept on staring straight into the light
His mother always told him, to wear sunglasses at night
The car stopped and out stepped the driver and along with his passenger
Warren couldn't move even a bit, luckily for him, it was just a messenger
The driver picked him up and placed him on the other side of the road
Thanks, he said to himself, next time I might've got no respect, like that man showed.
20 October 2019.
This children’s fun, colorful and rhyming, little THAT animal book is only for children from ages, 1-100. So please enjoy.