Squirrelly Shirley won't share her nuts!
Squirrely Shirley lived in a tree where she hoarded her nuts so selfishly.
No matter what happened she wouldn’t share. Her nuts were her nuts and she just didn’t care
that Dilmont the deer and Harry the hare and Ronnie the robin and Benny the bear
were hungry. As hungry as hungry could be. Squirrely Shirley just watched them from high in her tree.
She laughed while she popped each nut into her mouth, while the others were searching for food north and south.
Squirrely Shirley lived in a tree till she got so fat she could hardly see.
Then one day she noticed an overlooked nut on the end of a twig and she wanted it, but
She had gotten so heavy the branch broke in two and she fell to the ground; became squirrel and nut stew.
Which just goes to show that it’s not smart to be a selfish, fat squirrel when you live in a tree.
Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019
Illustration by Kseniya Shagieva
What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems
written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.
It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.