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THE ANIMAL ALPHABET

A is for anteater with its long snout

B is for bats which zigzag about

C is for the chimp which swings from a branch

D  for the donkey asleep after lunch

E is for elephant wrinkly and grey

F  for the fox which I hope gets away

G for giraffe with its JCB neck

H is for hen with a husband to peck

I for an indolent iguana

J for the shape of the monkey’s banana

K for koala who clings to a tree

L for the leopard whose spots won’t change me

M is for mole my namesake of course

N for the neigh of a bad tempered horse

O is the ostrich whose head disappears

And (wait for it, wait for it, cover your ears)

P for the parrot which squawks till you’re deaf

Q is for quails’ eggs a treat from the chef

R for rhinoceros beware its huge horn

S for the sloth who’s too lazy to yawn

T is the tiger,  that striped mega-star

U is for ugly which no creatures are

V is for vole so nearly my name

(Just change the first letter and read it again)

W watch out for Ahab’s whale

X for the slobbery kiss of a snail

Y for the Yogi in Yellowstone Park

Zzzz for the forest asleep after dark

(Written by John Mole)

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NONSENSE NURSERY RHYMES N-Z

Nellie Bligh

Caught a fly

And kept it as a pet

Taking it to school with her

To learn the alphabet

 

Old King Cole was a merry old soul

His crown was tall and twisty

It had a flashing light on top

For when the nights were misty

 

Pussy cat,  pussy cat, where have you been ?

Under the waves in a submarine

Pussy cat Pussy cat what did you see ?

A wobbly jellyfish goggling at me

 

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts

From spiders dust and soil

And broken bricks

And stones and sticks

And squirts of engine oil

 

Rain rain go away

You’re shrinking me I fear

Please won’t you stop

Another drop

Will make me disappear

 

Simple Simon bought a pie

But when he took a bite

A caterpillar wriggled out

To spoil his appetite

 

Twinkle twinkle little frog

Shivering in your puddle

Hop out of the soggy bog

Come and have a cuddle

 

Up and down the city road

Round and round the market

Riding on my dinosaur

Wherever I can park it

 

Vicky sweet

Got both her feet

Stuck inside one shoe

Now she bounces everywhere

Like a kangaroo

 

Willie Winkie runs through the street

Shoes on his hands gloves on his feet

People are pointing all over town

Wee Willie Winkie’s upside down

 

X was an eXplorer

He explored the mountain heights

In an orange balaclava

And a pair of purple tights

 

Yankee Doodle came to town

Did he take the bus

No he put a saddle

On a hippopotamus

 

Zachary Dapp

Started to flap

Started to flutter and squawk

Climbed on a chair

Jumped in the air

And flew round the room like a hawk

(Written by Richard Edwards and illustrated by Chris Fisher)

NONSENSE NURSERY RHYMES A-M

Andy Dandy’s legs were bandy

Andy’s legs were bent

Through Andy Dandy’s bandy legs

The trains to Scotland went

 

Bobby Shafto’s gone to sea

Sailing with a chimpanzee

They’ll be back at half past three

Bonnie Bobby Shafto

 

Cock a doodle doo !

I think I’ve caught the flu

Shiver shiver cough cough

Atchoo ! Atchoo ! Atchoo !

 

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester

On a winter’s day

An icicle froze

On the end of his nose

And didn’t fall off till May

 

Elsie Marley looks so fine

Dancing down the washing line

Will you be my valentine

Lovely Elsie Marley ?

 

Fee fi fo fum

Little Freddie’s looking glum

How to make him giggle

Give his toe a wiggle

 

Georgie Peorgie pudding and pie

Thought he’d catch a fish to fry

Cast a line above his head

Caught an aeroplane instead

 

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

He didn’t get bruised, he didn’t get bumped

Humpty Dumpty bungee jumped.

 

I had a little nut tree

I gave the tree a whack

The tree said  “Oi !

You naughty boy !”

And whacked me sharply back

 

Jack Spratt could eat no fat

No sausages no stew

His beard was much too bristly

And it wouldn’t let things through

 

Katie Beardie had a cow

That learnt to drive. Don’t ask me how

The other cows just moo or sleep

But Katie’s cow goes Beep ! Beep ! Beep !

 

Little Bo Peep has washed her sheep

They’d got so grey and greasy

But after a scrub

In a soapy tub

They came out white and fleecy

 

Mary Mary quite contrary

What does your garden hide ?

Beetles and bugs

Slithery slugs

And shells with snails inside

(Written by Richard Edwards and illustrated by Chris Fisher)