Chipmunk Rap

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The Chipmunk

By Flocabulary

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Hey guys. Let me tell you a little story, ok? And it might be a little hard to believe.
It all started when I went for a walk in the park, all by myself one Saturday.
And this is how it went. Check it out.


First I saw this ENORMOUS tree.
Incredible! The biggest tree I ever did see,
And what did I see, in this huge oak tree?
A chipmunk on a branch, winking at me.
The wind was blowing and his tale QUIVERED.
It shook back and forth while he ate his dinner.
The chipmunk uncurled his tale, UNFURLED it.
I wanted to get closer, but I was nervous,
So I stayed at a DISTANCE, not too close.
I didn't move toward him, I didn't APPROACH.
Just then I heard a little voice, it sounded fun,
"Hi!" I looked around but there was no one.


He’s the one up in the tree,
The other chipmunks want to be…
It’s Mr. T.
“It’s me!”


I had heard a little voice from the tree.
I said, "Who's there?" Chipmunk said, "It's me!"
I was shocked, a MAGICAL chipmunk?
An animal who does things normal ones don't?
It was a MARVEL, a wonderful thing.
He did a cartwheel, and began to sing.
This was funny, it was HUMOROUS.
I said, "You talk, little fellow?" He said, "Yes!”
I didn't know his name, so he INFORMED me,
He told me his name was Mr. T.
"I'm Mr. T, ABSOLUTELY, without a doubt,
I'm the coolest chipmunk in the house."
It was EXTRAORDINARY, not normal at all,
I was getting talked to by this little fur ball.
This was the craziest thing I'd ever heard.
I was SPEECHLESS, I couldn't even say a word.


He’s the one up in the tree,
The other chipmunks want to be…
It’s Mr. T.
“It’s me!”


"Hey Mr. T. you want to team up for a walk?"
He said, "Sure, but first I've got to clean up.
I need a few minutes in PRIVATE, all alone.
You see this nice tail? Well it needs a comb!"
He came out later looking stylish and DAPPER.
He parachuted down on a candy wrapper.
We were walking through the park and heard a loud SQUAWK:
Some kind of noise from behind a rock.
It was a RUMPUS, a lot of loud sound.
We went to INVESTIGATE, guess what we found.
One thousand tiny chipmunks up on a rock,
playing hop-scotch, listening to hip-hop.
A thousand tiny chipmunks up on a rock,
playing hop-scotch, listening to hip-hop.


He’s the one up in the tree,
The other chipmunks want to be…
It’s Mr. T.
“It’s me!”


And that is the way we’ve got to end this story.

Words Used

Chrysanthemum (by Kevin Henkes)

absolutely
humorous

Julius the Baby of the World (Kevin Henkes)

extraordinary
quivered
speechless

Tar Beach (by Faith Ringgold)

magical
marvel

Some Birthday (by Patricia Polacco)

approach
squawk
investigate

Dandelion (by Don Freeman)

magnificent
elegant
unfurled

Where the Wild Things Are (by Maurice Sendak)

private
rumpus

Make Way for Ducklings (by Robert McCloskey)

enormous
distance

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