Sniff-Snuff-Snap! by Lynley Dodd

Sniff – Snuff – Snap!
The sun was hot,
The day was still,
The animals came
To drink their fill.
Down past rocks
And thornbush tree
Down to the waterhole,
One, two, three.
One bossy warthog, tail up high,
Two yellow weaver birds, passing by.
“EEEEEE!”
Squealed the warthog,
“SNIFF – SNUFF – SNAP!”
He chased them away…
BUT
They both sneaked back.
Back to the waterhole,
Green and brown,
And slowly,
The water went down
And
Down.
Three shy dik diks, tip-tap-toe,
Four old baboons in a grumpy row.
“EEEEEE!”
Squealed the warthog,
“SNIFF – SNUFF – SNAP!”
He chased them away…
BUT
They all sneaked back.
Back to the waterhole,
Green and brown,
And slowly,
The water went down
And
Down.
Five fine leopards, out of sight,
Six striped zebras, black and white.
“EEEEEE!”
Squealed the warthog,
“SNIFF – SNUFF – SNAP!”
He chased them away…
BUT
They all sneaked back.
Back to the waterhole,
Green and brown,
And slowly,
The water went down
And
Down.
Seven tall giraffes with feet astride,
Eight fat elephants, side by side.
“EEEEEE!”
Squealed the warthog,
“SNIFF – SNUFF – SNAP!”
He chased them away…
BUT
They all sneaked back.
Back to the waterhole,
Green and brown,
And slowly,
The water went down
And
Down.
Back came the warthog,
Tired and hot
For a long drink
At his favourite spot.
Down past rocks,
And thornbush tree
He came to a waterhole
BUT what did he see?
THICK BROWN MUD

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1 Comment

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One response to “Sniff-Snuff-Snap! by Lynley Dodd

  1. Dame Lynley Dodd was born in Rotorua, New Zealand in 1941, and is an author of many children’s books.
    Sniff-Snuff-Snap! was published in 1995.

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