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A Day at the Zoo

"Draw lines, he said. Draw many lines."

A Day at the Zoo
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A Day at the Zoo

After a day at the zoo

The children were asked

To draw their favorite animal

Or what it is they’d

Liked best about their trip.

One drew elephants

Another drew snakes

Three and Four drew monkeys.

“What is it you liked best?”

The Teacher asked the little girl.

“I like the lines,” she said.

The teacher smiled.

“I liked the lions, too.”

And was confused by the little girl’s drawing.

Amy Lynn Reifsnyder

1988

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I am a full-time writer and sometimes teacher.

My dogs and I live in Southwest USA.

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