Alarm clock rings—Six O’clock
Wake up, Sleepy Heads. Time to rock!
Let’s get ready for the Crosstown Bop!
Grab your pack, Kai.
Come on, Flops!
Hip-hop, Skip-hop, up the block.
Turn at the corner.
Cross at the light.
Go on green, look left and right.
Noon bell rings—Twelve O’clock
Let’s line up for the Lunchtime Bop!
Hip-hop, Skip-hop, look at us—
Bopping up the street to the Number 9 Bus.
Over the bridge.
Under the clock.
Slow! Go! Turn! waves the Traffic Cop.
Quick! Pull the cord, next one’s our stop. Ding! Ding!
School bell sounds—Three O’clock
Everybody ready for the Afternoon Bop?
Hip-hop, Skip-hop, follow me!
Bouncing up the steps to the Li-brar-reee.
Here comes Pop! [The ice cream vendor.]
Who wants a cone with sprinkles on top? KerPLOP!
Dong! Dong! Dong! Dong! Dong!
Clock Bell Chimes—Five O’clock
All packed up for the Rush-hour Bop!
Hip-hop, Skip-hop, Honk! Honk! HONK!
To the bank
and the store
and the —
—Oh no! Who has Flops?
Help me! Tell me!
Have you seen Flops?
Yeah! Flops! [Officer found Flops, safe & sound! The family goes wild!]
Hip-hop, Skip-hop, clippity-clop, [Kai piggybacks Flop]
Piggy back ride to the subway stop.
Swing through the gate.
Find a good spot.
Watching all the people while we count out stops— One . . . Two . . . Three . . . Four. . .
Downtown, Uptown, Crosstown Bop!
One more block.
Last stop. . .