From Night Monkey, Day Monkey

By Julia Donaldson

The moon shone down on the jungle.
Night Monkey climbed up the tree.
She clambered and leapt to where Day Monkey slept,
And whispered, “You can’t catch me.”

Day Monkey woke up and chased her,
But lost his grip on the bark.
He landed, cross, on a bed of moss,
Complaining, “It’s much too dark!”

“Look!” said Day Monkey. “Hundreds of eyes,
Winking and blinking and bright.”
Night Monkey laughed and said, “Don’t be daft,
They’re fireflies that flash in the night.”

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