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Riverdale Lion

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March 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Nanta’s Lion

Nanta's LionNanta’s Lion: A Search-And-Find Adventure

by Suse MacDonald

Nanta is a young African Masai girl. Early one morning the men of her village leave to hunt a lion who has been stealing cattle. Nanta wants to see a lion for herself, so she sneaks out of the village. The reader joins Nanta as she finds a giraffe, two gazelles, and many other animals. She never finds the lion but an observant reader will.

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September 22, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Squeakiest Roar

by Maggie Rogers, 4 mins, UK, 2011

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

January 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Pierre

Really Rosie

Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie Starring the Nutshell Kids

[Prologue:]
There was once a boy named Pierre
Who only would say, I don’t care!
Read his story,
my friend,
for you’ll find
At the end that
a suitable Moral
lies there

[Chapter I]

One day his mother
said, When Pierre
climbed out of bed

-Good morning,
darling boy,
you are my only joy

Pierre said

I don’t care!

-What would you like to eat?

-I don’t care!
-Some lovely cream of wheat?

-I don’t care!
-Don’t sit backwards
in your chair

-I don’t care!
-Or pour syrup
on your hair
-I don’t care!
-You are acting like a clown
-I don’t care!
-And we have
to go to town
-I don’t care!
-Don’t you want
to come, my dear?
-I don’t care!
-Would you
rather stay
right here?
-I don’t care!
So his mother left him there

[Chapter II]

His father said-
Get off your head
Or I will march
you up to bed!
Pierre said
I don’t care!
-I would think that you
could see
-I don’t care!
-Your head
is where your
feet should be!
-I don’t care!
-If you
keep standing
upside down
-I don’t care!
-We’ll never
get to town
-I don’t care!
-If only
you would say,
I care
-I don’t care!
-I’d let you fold
the folding chair
-I don’t care!
-So his parents
left him there
They didn’t
take him anywhere

[Chapter III]

Now as
the night
began to fall
A hungry lion
paid a call
He looked Pierre
right in the eye
And asked him
if he’d like to die
Pierre said-I don’t care!
-I can eat you,
don’t you see?
-I don’t care!
-And you
will be
inside of me
-I don’t care!
-Then you will never
have to bother
-I don’t care!
-With a mother
and a father
-I don’t care!
-Is that all you
have to say?
-I don’t care!
-Then I’ll eat you,
if I may
-I don’t care!
So the lion ate Pierre

[Chapter IV]

Arriving home at
six o’clock
His parents had
a dreadful shock!
They found
the lion sick
in bed and cried
-Pierre is surely dead!
They pulled the
lion by the hair
They hit him with
the folding chair
His mother asked
-Where is Pierre?
The lion answered
-I don’t care!
His father said
-Pierre’s in there!

[Chapter V]

They rushed
the lion into town
The doctor
shook him upside,
and down
And when the lion
gave a roar
Pierre fell out
upon the floor
He rubbed his eyes
and scratched his head
And laughed
because
he wasn’t dead
His mother cried
and held him tight
His father asked
-Are you alright?
Pierre said-I am feeling fine
Please take me home,
it’s half past nine

The lion said
-If you would care
To climb on me,
I’ll take you there
Then everyone looked at Pierre
Who shouted
-Yes, indeed, I care!
The lion
took them
home to rest
And stayed on as
a weekend guest
The moral of Pierre is: CARE!

September 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

The Lion and the Mouse

August 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb

If March comes in like a lion,
It will go out like a lamb

The Truth Behind “In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb”

April 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn are time-honoured symbols of the United Kingdom. They are properly speaking heraldic supporters, appearing in the full Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. The lion stands for England and the unicorn for Scotland. The combination therefore dates back to the 1603 accession of James I of England who was already James VI of Scotland.

Their notorious rivalry in heraldic legend has translated into a famous nursery rhyme:

The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn all around the town.
Some gave them white bread, and some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake and drummed them out of town.

The Lion and the Unicorn

June 13, 2008 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

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