68 words | 1 mintue read | Flesch–Kincaid readability score: Grade 13

The hippo loves the waterside
Where it can bathe and swim and glide
And all the little fishes there
Swim away and cry – ‘beware’!

The hippo loves to laze all day
And snooze the winter noon away
He’s never cold, for don’t you see
He needs no quilt like you and me?


The Whopping Hippo
The Whopping Hippo [Illustration by Anup Singh]