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The Fearless Rhino

The rhino looks so fierce and strong He has a pointed spear His skin is rough and oh so tough He knows not what is fear!Do you want to meet him too? Go eastward - if you care Kaziranga is the name You're sure to find him there!

My Garden

There's a garden in my house A garden full of flowers I love to be there all the time And spend just hours and hoursThere are roses, every kind And lilies in the pool Sunflowers looking trim and bright And jasmines white and cool.There's a lawn of velvet grass So soft and oh so green Like a carpet beneath my feet The nicest I have seen.There are bulbuls,...


Sunflower, sunflower, I love you You look so gay and bright Sunflower, sunflower, I love you You make me think of light When I see your cheerful face I want to dance and sing Sunflower, sunflower I love you You make me think of spring!

My Squirrel Friend

Have you seen my little friend? I call him nimble-feet Because he moves so swift and fast Is nimble - and discreet!He runs away with all my nuts And yet is never caught His striped coat is ever bright And clean - without a spotHe helps himself to all my things Which I would never lend And yet I cannot do without My frisky squirrel-friend!


Roses in the winter time Roses in the fall The roses in my garden Are the nicest of them allSome prefer the jasmines The champaks on the tree Or the lilies in the pool But it's the rose for me!The wild roses climbing up the wall Which hang in clusters white The sprawling bush of roses pink Which looks so trim and brightThe pale rose with a curly...

Have You Seen the Cuckoo Bird?

Have you seen the cuckoo bird With raven-coloured wing? Although I haven't seen one yet I've often heard her sing.The cuckoo on our champak tree Is hidden from our sight Because the leaves are thick and close But how she sings at night!'Cuckoo... cuckoo' says the bird 'I may be dark, it's true But there is not a single bird That sings the way I do!'

The Lily Pool

We have a little lily pool With lilies pink and white And though they look so fresh by day They mostly bloom at nightThe leaves are round and dusky green With an edge that often curls And when there's water on the leaves They look like drops of pearlsCome and see our lily pool And sit there - like I do See the lilies blooming bright I know...

The Three Kittens

The white cat said, 'I'm fair as snow' The black cat said, 'I shine!' The tabby said, 'well, that's alright But the bowl of cream is MINE!'The black cat said, 'I'm warm as wool' The white said, 'I'm like silk!' The tabby said, 'say what you will, I'm off to drink that milk!'


Sparrows on the mango tree Sparrows on the grass Sparrows on the windowsill And on my looking glass!Sparrows on the gravel path And on the garden chair Sparrows by the lily-pool You find them everywhere!

Take me Too

Oh camel with a humpy back Do take me for a ride You're so strong! For don't you cross The sandy desert wide?Take me too when you go next For I would love to see The desert and an oasis Which are unknown to me!