Category Archives: Stuff for Children

Well, it is all kinda childish, but this is actually meant for 3-8 year olds

How Not to Parler Francais in One Really Difficult Lesson

  AnElephantCant teach you to speak French* But please keep these thoughts in your mind You can’t eat a futon** Or sit on a crouton Unless you have a tres petit behind  Finding rhymes in French can be quite difficile … Continue reading

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The Mighty Green Snotter Man

  * WARNING * If you are of a delicate or sensitive disposition, please read another blog. Any other blog, here or elsewhere. This poem contains some elements of (alleged) humour which appeal to children of all ages but not … Continue reading

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Poetic Injustice

AnElephantCant always write sensibly AnElephantCant stick to the rules It’s not what he’s got But what he’s not got That makes AnElephant amazingly cool He’s not got a clue about poetry Or iambic pentameters and stuff He can be quite … Continue reading

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Does a Bear Poo in the Woods?

AnElephantCant say he’s certain If this question should be discussed with you Sometimes it‘s not good It may even be rude To ask where all the animals pooh We all know that the woods are a jungle Where the poor … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale of Man’s Inhumanity to Manners

A tall elegant French-looking gentleman stands at the side of a small country road. He is waiting at a zebra crossing, watching for a break in the traffic. Behind him stand about two dozen children in an orderly queue of … Continue reading

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Sabre-dino-dragons

The park can be a wondrous place Full of strange exotic secrets A twilight land of shadowy shapes And dark mysterious creatures T Rex and mammoth flourish here Imagination has a feast A creative mind (with AnElephant’s help) Conjures up … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Jack the little Giant

  While clearing and organising Phil’s studio and original art work, the Elephant came across this, the original Jack at the Zoo illustration from the first book of the ‘Jack’ trilogy. It is sadly not possible to convey digitally the vibrancy … Continue reading

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An Elephant Cant – but you can

If you would like to hear a strange man read the silly poem below then click on link. There are more of Phil’s great images there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUovanOx9g&feature=plcp   An Elephant can live in the jungle An Elephant can live in a zoo He … Continue reading

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The Elephants of Uist

    Once upon a time long long ago a great many elephants lived happily on the vast African grasslands. But the elephants of one tribe were less happy than the others. This was because they did not like too … Continue reading

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My granny keeps pigeons

  We often read this poem to groups of children in the 4-6 age group. We give each child a paper napkin to put on their head and tell them to blow it off (no hands!) each time we say … Continue reading

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