Elephant Stew


The elephant’s gone and made a stew.
What shall we say? What shall we do?
He threw in french fries, a dirty old mop,
A little toy train, and a yellow gumdrop.
He mixed in beans, a bowl full of soap,
A bicycle tire, and a piece of old rope.
He found a stale pizza and plopped it right in
With a snorkel, a mask, and an old rubber fin.
For forty-eight days he left it to boil
After topping it off with used motor oil.
Now he’s calling us all to announce that it’s done.
I don’t know about you, BUT I‘M GOING TO RUN!

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki