Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
However it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

Poem for kids written by Laura Elizabeth Richards

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Creativity

1. What do you think would happen if a caterpillar tried to use a water sprinkler?

2. How about if a roadrunner tried to ride a rhinoceros? Can you imagine what might happen?