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Robert James Parfett
Sat in a swamp the two dinosaur friends
Talked about Jurassic fashion and trends.
"I love those new ponchos the mammoths now wear.
But why do they need them with all of that hair?"
Titch the Triceratops turned to his mate,
"What do you think? Do they look out of date?"
Tetchy the Tyrannosaurus peered down.
"They wear them to hide all that horrible brown.
It's not the in colour. I wouldn't be seen
In anything brownish or yellow or green!
Green is the colour of vegetables! Yuck!
Some creatures EAT them! What terrible luck!"
"Green is the colour of plants, shrubs and trees.
What would we do without any of these?
And tell me dear Tetchy, have you ever seen,
Or tasted an artichoke, lettuce or bean?"
"The only thing I eat is meat. Fresh and raw!
What do I need any vegetables for?"
Titch stopped and thought. Then he had an idea.
"Don't worry Tetchy. There's nothing to fear!
I won't make you eat any green things today.
Fancy a kick about? Where shall we play?"
"Of course!" answered Tetchy ", but first we must pick
Something that's round and the right size to kick."
"I have just the thing!" announced Titch with a smile.
Cabbages really are so versatile.
They taste good as well, but I know you're not keen
So close your eyes tight and pretend it's not green."
Tetchy looked cautiously at his new ball.
"Maybe these green things aren't bad after all."
The cabbage was perfect and rolled like a dream
So Tetchy and Titch each selected their team.
What a collection of dinosaurs came.
Of all shapes and sizes, not one was the same.
But all were amazed by the funny green ball.
"It's mine!" Titch said proudly now standing up tall.
A mean Allosaurus with eyes like black holes
Shouted at Tetchy, "So where are the goals?"
Titch scratched his head then he started to grin.
"We'll use those two bushes! Come on, let's begin!"
The match was quite frantic and tackles were tough
And soon they decided enough was enough.
"The sun is too hot! I am burning my head!"
Poor Tetchy's skin had turned awfully red.
Titch looked around then he spotted a tree.
"That big monkey puzzle looks perfect to me!
Stand underneath it. There's plenty of shade."
What a good shelter the canopy made.
"I'm thirsty!" cried Tetchy, "I must have a drink!"
"Hang on!" said Titch, "Let me just have a think!
There's no stream or river so we must make do
With what we can find. Is that OK with you?
These fat watermelons look juicy and cool."
Tetchy just swayed and he started to drool.
"Just wait a minute, before you tuck in
Take a good look at the melon's thick skin,
The cabbage, the bushes, the marvelous tree
All of those objects are green don't you see!
You might not like it, but green's all around
High up above us and down on the ground.
"Yes, you are right. It's true! Green is good!
I don't want to eat greens, but maybe I should.
Give me some melon. Let me have a taste.
After all, leaving it here is a waste."
Tetchy's eyes bulged as he ate more and more.
"Why have I never tried melon before?
What else can I try? Do you have other greens?
Broccoli, apples, brussels or beans?"
"Well, I have this!" Titch exclaimed with delight.
"Give it to me Titch. I just want a bite!"
He opened up wide......and swallowed the chilli.
Titch shook his head. "Tetchy that was just silly!"
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Robert is an English language teacher and father of two boys, his stories are aimed at 4 to 7 year olds, the education age group he knows best.
Robert writes with rhyme which stimulates children's sense of humour and fun, making learning more enjoyable.
Robert's two boys are his strongest supporters and critics!
Here's a list of just some of Robert's stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
Not Now Nessie
The Medicine Man
Frogs just Want to Have Fun
The Clockwork Chameleon
Kung Fu Cat
Colin and the Carrot
Percival the Polite Python
The Fidgety Pharaoh
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