One scarab beetle scurries
along the ground, Rolling its dung ball into a mound. It has two big legs
in front and is metallic green; the most unusual beetle that you have ever
Two crocodiles that lived in the
Nile swam up the river for nearly a mile. Their tails moved back and forth
to help them go.They have sharp teeth for eating rats or hippo.
Three glossy black ibis fought over
a fish that was swimming in the reeds, its tail going swish. They all
tried to poke it with their pointy beaks, as none of them had eaten one in
Four furry fennecs, all reddish
brown ran around the desert and then through the town. Their fluffy long
tails stuck up high in the air as the foxes ran around a tree, then back
into their lair.
Five great pharaohs sat upon their
thrones. All of them were bored, so they played with some bones. One
called his servant to come and make them laugh. It didn't work, so they
all went and took a bath.
Six mummies walked among the tombs
each night, Wrapped tightly in bandages, they could give you a fright! A
big black hole gaped open there their nose once was. The mummies groaned;
wouldn't you if you were wrapped in gauze?
Seven forked-tongue asps slithered
along the hot sand, Hissing with pointed fangs; they were feared
throughout the land. Behind the Sphinx, or up a date palm they would go.
If one fell on you, you'd soon scream, "OH NO!"
Eight one-humped camels went to
market laden with goods, ridden by their masters wearing long robes with
hoods. Spitting and biting, the camels fought each step, until they
reached the oasis, where all eight of them slept.
Nine Nile perch went swimming up
the river one day, Leaping and frolicking, and wanting to play. They
didn't see the barge with Cleopatra's sail and found they'd soon be
dinner, caught in Caesar's pail.
Ten scorpions ran up the Bedouin's
tent and clung to a pole that was wooden and bent. When the wind blew they
all fell inside And landed in a fire, where all ten of them died.