No Such Things
Bill Peet ~ Houghton Mifflin, 1983
I'll leave you this week with another Bill Peet fave that has the remarkable distinction of being able to both confound and thrill my son at the same time. (Recognize the scary-tailed peacock?) Happy weekend all.
The blue-snouted Twumps feed entirely on weeds,
And along with the weeds they swallow the seeds,
Eating seeds causes weeds to sprout on their backs,
Till they look very much like walking haystacks.
When a mother Twump has young ones to raise,
Her weed-covered back is where they all graze.
Of all the odd creatures, you won't find another
Who supports its young as both fodder and mother.
The Spooky Tale of Prewitt Peacock
Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure