The little boy who swallowed a lime
Sit down, it’s reading time…I’m going to read you a silly rhyme.
It’s about a little boy who swallowed a lime.
He started changing all the sudden, after just a time.
His belly grew bigger and his face turned green, then he grew the longest arms that you have ever seen.
His eyes turned yellow and he stretched up tall, but the limes on his fingers were the strangest things of all.
Every hour, on the hour, he grew ten new shiny limes.
He grew one on each finger, as the hallway clock would chime.
At first he started juicing them, to sell the fresh limeade.
He tried to sell it at his stand, where he sat in the shade.
Maybe it was not sweet enough, but he could not sell the drink.
He trudged home in the heat that day, and then sat down to think.
Exhausted from the heat that day he longed for something cold.
He suddenly got a new idea, an idea that was bold.
The next day at his little stand he sold something new.
The morning was a little slow; he only sold a few.
By afternoon, however he was selling left and right.
The people crowded in his line they almost had a fight.
He closed his booth up early, after quite a successful day.
No one in town could wait to taste his delicious lime sorbet.