Don’t Let the Chickens Do Your Homework
Rosie Fields and Ruby Brooks
were capable and clever chooks.
When the friendly household boys
took them shiny chicken toys,
the ladies clucked, “We’d rather books!”
Those boys called Simon, Steve, and Stan,
came up with a crafty plan:
“The weather is so fresh and cool,
the chooks could do our work from school.
We’ll jump in puddles while we can.”
They brought their books out to the hens
and gave them paper pads and pens.
They jumped in boots of brightest red
while chickens did their maths instead…
But chooks don’t know their twos from tens.
They put their teacher in a spin
when they turned those answers in.
“Scritch scratch squawk
and bok bwok bwuawk.”
She tossed it all straight in the bin.