The Mixed-Up Toys (A Children’s Poem)

Cute Elephant

Kanga the elephant goes hip-hop
No! Kanga the elephant goes jump–bop
Kanga the elephant goes hip-hop
All the way to the zoo

Elley the kangaroo goes trump-pet
No! Elley the kangaroo goes crump-pet
Elley the kangaroo goes trump-pet
All the way to the zoo

Cute Orange Cat

Woofy the cat goes woof-woof
No! Woofy the cat goes goof-goof
Woofy the cat goes woof-woof
All the way to the zoo

Red Collar Dog

Kitty the dog goes meow-meow
No! Kitty the dog goes wow-wow
Kitty the dog goes meow-meow
All the way to the zoo

Pony

Daisy the horse goes moo-moo
No! Daisy the horse goes twit-to-woo
Daisy the horse goes moo-moo
All the way to the zoo

Cow with Black Spots

Neddy the cow goes neigh-neigh
No! Neddy the cow goes hey-hey
Neddy the cow goes neigh-neigh
All the way to the zoo

So what are they all going to do-do?
They’re all on the way to the zoo-zoo
What are they all going to do-do?
Let’s all go and have a look too!

Well there’s Kanga and Elley and Woofy
And Kitty and Daisy and Neddy
And don’t forget you-who?
Yes we’ve finally arrived at the zoo

Kanga and Elley are talking
Woofy and Kitty too
Daisy and Neddy are nodding
Something has gone askew

Now what could that be I wonder?
Elephants don’t hip-hop
Kangaroos don’t trump-pet
Cats don’t woof-woof
And dogs don’t meow
Do cows neigh
And horses moo?
I bet you are beginning to wonder that too!

Knock – knock – knock – knock – knock —- tap – tap

Wake up
Wake up
A voice calls out
It’s time to wake up
And get out of bed

But first move these toys
Out of the way
There’s Kanga the Kangaroo
And Elley the elephant
Woofy the dog
And Kitty the cat
Daisy the cow
And Neddy the horse

Oh! It’s all been a dream
You silently smile
What else could it have been
For real — Of course!

Child Sleeping

© 2012 Liana Wendy Howarth

images courtesy of http://www.mycutegraphics.com

(in  my e-book “Fragrance from the Spring”)

LOOKS LIKE KANGA’S GONE MISSING 🙂

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