I have some opening lines in my head. They seem a bit like something Dr. Seuss would write so this could get interesting. I guess I’m letting y’all into a writer’s brain for a change…this writer’s brain anyway. Here goes…
What if a dog and a frog sat on a log?
Would there still be enough room for a hog?
Of course a hog wouldn’t sit on a log.
I’m just wondering with a bit of brain fog.
The dog and the frog could jump off the log.
The poor hog would end up in a tumble.
The three could still be friends in a jungle.
When they get hungry all three tummies would rumble.
When they walk all twelve legs would stumble.
If a bee flew by perhaps it would bumble.
But now eighteen legs could search for food.
The bee is too big for the frog to eat…that’s good.
So the four friends would still will be in a good mood.
When they get cranky they might become rude.
Instead they keep walking in search of some food.
As time goes by they find a small lake.
Because they’re thirsty their thirst they will slake.
The frog will jump in, make no mistake.
The hog will roll into a big muddy cake
When the dog comes out his whole body he’ll shake.
The bee will fly up and watch his friends having fun.
They’ll continue to walk. Being warmed by the sun.
For a little while they might even run.
Food they still need. It’s still problem number one.
The farm up ahead must belong to someone.
The dog finds a bowl with food he finds fond.
The frog slips back into his favorite pond.
The hog goes into his pen that is round.
Mr. Bee bumbles back to his nest in a mound.
They all take a nap and remember that log.
There you have it. What do you think?
Perhaps Mr. Toddler Whisperer just wrote a best-selling picturebook in less than an hour. Or maybe just this week’s blog post on a Sunday afternoon.
Keep smiling. Wade