An Elephant Followed Me Home

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

An elephant followed me home today
after waiting outside my class.
He patiently puttered around all day
playing hopscotch and munching grass.

He followed me out to the parking lot
and then rode with me on the bus.
He squeezed in the back near my normal spot
while the other kids stared at us.

He came in my house like a dog or cat,
after smashing in through the door.
At dinner he pulled up a chair and sat,
and then fell through the kitchen floor.

I’m trying to sleep, but it’s really tough
with an elephant in my bed.
He’s heavy and huge and his skin is rough,
and his trunk is across my head.

So though it may not seem relevant
please remember to heed this warning.
Don’t ever give nuts to an elephant
if he follows you in the morning.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

 


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider


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