Let’s Do the Zoo! by Donna McNaughton - 192 words
It’s a beautiful day. What shall we do?
Let’s take a trip to the City Zoo.
Hop on the bus. The ride is great.
Drop us off at the entrance gate.
What a crowd! Keep your buddy close.
I wonder which animal you’ll like most.
Let’s play a game as you walk with me.
We’ll act like the animals that we see.
Climbing and swinging all around,
“Ooh, ooh, ooh” is the monkey’s sound.
Lizards and snakes in scaly skin
Flick their forked tongues out and in.
Trunks are trumpets that elephants play.
Gentle giants, wrinkled and gray.
Hippos nap on the mucky shore
Up to their eyeballs in mud galore!
The lions lie on big, flat stones.
No need to roar – just resting their bones.
Giraffes with long necks stretched up high
Munch on leaves growing toward the sky.
Big, old tortoise, how slowly he walks.
Colorful parrot loudly squawks.
Penguins waddle to the waterfall
And dive right in, fancy suits and all.
Time to sit under shady trees.
Let’s have lunch in the summer breeze.
What a lovely day at the City Zoo.
Lots of fun for me and you!