A Zoo in You
"Bock! Bock! Bock!” Suzie clucked like a chicken. She
her hands under her armpits, and she flapped her
“Oh no!” Daddy cried as he watered the petunias.
chicken’s loose again.”
Suzie ran to Daddy and hugged his legs. “Come get
“Not now, Suzie. I need to water the flowers.”
got down on her hands and knees and sniffed
ground. “Ruff! Ruff!” she barked while digging a
“No, no doggie,” Daddy said as he trimmed the
“Mommy doesn’t like holes in the lawn.”
Suzie sniffed Daddy’s legs and feet. “Pet me,” she
Daddy patted her head and went back to trimming.
jumped off the second stair of her porch. She
hopping, sticking her tongue out like a frog
flies. “Ribbet,” she said hopping over the hose.
Daddy swept the walkway. Suzie hopped over to
She stuck her tongue out and pulled it back in.
“Come catch flies with me daddy!” she exclaimed.
“I’m almost finished sweeping,” Daddy said.
Daddy sat down on the porch steps and wiped the
from his brow. “Suzie!” he called, but Suzie didn’t
Then, running with all her might, Suzie came to
and jumped into his arms.
“I am the fastest cheetah in the world,” she said
Daddy hugged her and kissed the top of her head.
“No,” he said. “You are my precious little girl.”
said, and roared like a lion.
“You are my little girl,” Daddy said again, “but there
a whole zoo in you!”
“Meow,” Suzie said like a cat and rubbed her head