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By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Searching for Aunty

There once was a fat and most hairy baboon
Who decided one day he would go by balloon
      To visit his aunty who lived in a zoo -
But where did she live?  Oh he wished that he knew!

Out over the ocean went the coloured balloon
And a few sharks smiled up at the hairy baboon,
     But for certain he knew aunty wouldn’t be there,
     So he flew to a forest where he saw a large bear.

The bear said: 'For certain, she doesn’t live here,'
And the hairy baboon knew that perfectly clear,
     So he continued his travels and looked all around,
     But a zoo and his aunty?  No sight or no sound!

He sailed on to the Arctic.  'Oh, it’s ever so cold.
Aunty wouldn’t live here.  She’s so terribly old!'
     A walrus looked up from his afternoon nap.
    'I’m sorry, your aunty’s not here my dear chap!'

Then a city with people came into his view.
He thought of his aunty and certainly knew
     That hustle and bustle would drive aunty mad -
     Though it’s known city life for some isn’t bad.
The balloon kept on going and what did he do?
He looked from above and he spotted a zoo 
     And there was his aunty as plain as could be - - 
     So, he dropped in to see her for afternoon tea.

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