《A Sick Day for Amos McGee》
AMos McGee was an early riser,
Every morning when the alarm clanged,
He swung his legs get out of bed and swapped his pajamas for a fresh-presse uniform.
He would wind his watch and set a pot of water toboil......,saying to the sugar bowl," A spoonful for my oatmeal, and two for my teacup."
Every day Amos waited for the number five bus.
"Next stop,City Zoo,"the bus driver would call.
"6 a.m.Right on time,"he’reply.
He would play chess with the elephant.
(who thought and thought bofore making a move)
run races with the tortoise (who never ever lost)
sit quietly with the penguin (who was very shy)
lend a handkerchief to the rhinoceros (who always had a runny nose)
and,at sun sets, read stories to the owl (who was afraid of the black).
One day,AMos McGee AWOKEwith the sniffles,and the sneezes, and the chills. He swung his achy legs out of bed, curled them back again and said., "Ugh, I do not think I will be going to work today."
Meanwhile AT THE ZOO ...
The animals waited for their friends.
The elephant arranged his pawns and polish his castles.
The tortoise stretched his legs and limbered up.
The penguin satpatiently,all by himself.
The rhinoceroses worried that his allergies were worsening.
The owl perched atop a tall stack of storybooks, scratching his head with concern.
"Where isAMos McGee AWOKE?"The animals wondered.
Later that day
"Hooray!My good friends are here!"
The elephant prepared a game of chess.
Amos thought and thought before making move.
" I'm too tired to run racestoday,"saidAmoto the tortoise.
"Let's play hide-and-seek instead."
The tortoise hid inside his shell.
Amos hid beneath the covers.
Amos yawned,"I could use a nap,"
The penguin sat quietly, keeping Amos's feetwarm.
"Ah - chool!" Amos awoke with a sneeze.
Therhinoceros was ready with a handkerchief.
"I'm beginning to feel much better,thank you,"saidAmos to his friends,
He swungs his legs out of bed ."Perhaps we will share a pot of tea ?"
Amos wound his alarm clock.
"It's getting late," he said.
" After all,we have a morning bus to catch."
So Amos said goodnight to the elephant.
And goodnight to the tortoise.
And goodnight to the penguin.And goodnight to the rhinoceros.And goodnight to the owl,who-knowing that Amos was afraid of the dark-read a story aloud before turning out the light.