You Can’t Play Tag with a Turtle

By Karen Wegand

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    You can’t play tag with a turtle,

    and elephants don’t hide and seek.

    You never go swimming with kitties

    or tell a giraffe not to peek.

    Now, guppies just aren’t built for football,

    and hippos can’t balance a bike.

    You’ll not see moose at the opera

    or take a fat hen on a hike.

    A buffalo’s no good at jump rope,

    and turkeys don’t dance well at all.

    A camel can’t play the piano;

    a garter snake can’t catch a ball.


    All creatures are skillful at something,

    and that goes for boys and girls too.

    What we can’t do is not that important.

    What matters is what we can do!

    Illustrated by Shauna Mooney