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Story Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead


By Josie Whitehead

Woggaldy Woo and Friends (The)

High up in a tree in the North of Peru
Sits a strange little man called Woggaldy-Woo.
     He’s lots of good friends who live in the trees
     And now I will tell you about two of these.

His very best friend is a two toed sloth.
There’s one little bed that’s shared by both.
     Whilst Woggaldy-Woo sleeps in the night
     Sloth sleeps in the day - so that is all right.

There’s another good friend of Woggaldy-Woo
For a monkey called Bertie lives with them too.
    With long supple limbs he leaps through the trees
     And his very long tail helps him travel with ease.

Whilst Bertie’s quite active, Sloth’s often tired.
Bertie plays games, but Sloth’s not inspired
     For he slumbers all day for hours and hours
     Snoring through sunshine and tropical showers. 
Perhaps you would like to meet Woggaldy-Woo
But it’s such a long way to go to Peru.
     Well it’s better, I think, if he just remains here
     And you'll know where he is for he won’t disappear!

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