Pat Yourself on the Back

Come on! Open your mouth and sound off the sky!
Shout loud at the top of your voice, “I AM I!
I am I!
And I may not know why
But I know that I like it
Three cheers! I AM I!
—Happy Birthday to You!


Think Big

My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo,
will make people talk.
My New Zoo, McGrew Zoo,
will make people gawk
At the strangest odd creatures
that ever did walk.
I’ll get, for my zoo,
a new sort-of-a-hen
Who roosts in another hen’s
topknot, and then
Another one roosts
in the topknot of his,
And another in his,
and another in HIS,
And so forth and upward
and onward, gee whiz!
-If Ran the Zoo

Learn to Improvise

All I need is a reindeer…
The Grinch looked around
But, since reindeer are scarce, there were none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch…?
No! The Grinch simply said,
“If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead!”
So he called his dog, Max. Then he took some red thread
And he tied a big horn on the top of his head.
-How the Grinch Stole Christmas!