Cats were once small kittens.
A puppy becomes a dog.
A tadpole swimming in a pond
Becomes a leaping frog.
A cow was once a little calf.
A sheep was once a lamb.
My mom and dad were little once,
Just the way I am.
Like kittens and puppies and tadpoles
And calves and lambs, I’ll grow.
I won’t stay small. No—I’ll grow big,
For God has planned it so.

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki