In the jungle one fine day
The creatures all came out to play
Parrot clicked his shiny beak
“Let’s play a game of hide and seek !”
“I want to count” Elephant cried
And everyone went to hide
“Five and four and three two one
Ready or not here I come !”
Leopard with her patterned fur
Stretched out on a branch to purr
She blended with the jungle light
And that helped her stay out of sight
Proud giraffe towering high
Could almost reach right to the sky
Her spotted coat shaped like leaves
Helped her to hide among the trees
Elephant searched high and low
He didn’t know which way to go
But suddenly to his delight
He spotted parrot small and bright !
Then a rustling from the grass
Disturbed the pair as they walked past
Who goes there ? Can you tell ?
But lion’s coat concealed him well
Elephant looked here and there
Through the leaves and everywhere !
He saw a log and gave a smile
One log looked like crocodile
Stick insect hid on a twig
When elephant who’s rather big
Didn’t see him sitting there
And nearly squashed him unaware !
The game went on he looked about
Leopard Giraffe and Lion came out
Just one was left. He gave a shout
“Wherever you are please come out !”
A little voice said “I’m up her !”
The creatures saw a shape appear
Chameleon with his clever skin
Can hide himself in anything !
(Written by Ali Lodge)