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Penguins

Their suits are black and their vests are white.
They waddle to the left and they waddle to the right.
They stand on the ice and they look very neat,
As they waddle along on their little flat feet.

Eletelephony

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant -
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone -
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee -
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

(Laura E. Richards )

Crocodile

If you meet a crocodile
never tease or poke him.
And never trust his friendly smile,
be careful not to stroke him.
He seems asleep in the river Nile,
his body looks much thinner
than at the zoo, but the crocodile
is always ready for his dinner.

To the Farm

Horses, donkeys, cows that moo,
Chickens, kittens, piglets too,
Fish that swim down in the pond,
Ducklings quacking all day long.
All these animals you can see
If you go to the farm with me

Paddle Little Ducks

Paddle little ducks,
Paddle, paddle all day;
Paddle little ducks,
Paddle, paddle away.
Five little ducks paddling to shore,
One paddled away, then there were four;
Four little ducks paddling toward me,
One paddled away, then there were three;
Three little ducks paddling toward you,
One paddled away, then there were two;
Two little ducks paddling in the sun,
One paddled away, then there was none!
Paddle little ducks,
Paddle, paddle all day;
Paddle little ducks,
Paddle, paddle away.

Turtles

One baby turtle alone and new
Finds a friend, and then there are two.
Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea.
They find another, and then there are three.
Three baby turtles crawl along the shore.
They find another, and then there are four.
Four baby turtles go for a dive.
Up swims another, and then there are five (by vasilis)