Hello little person. How are you today?
Is your mood quite terrific or only just okay?
Are you happy like a hippo or angry like a duck?
Maybe sad as a chicken?
Can you sadly say 'cluck cluck'?
Are you grumpy as a moose? Or excited as a dog?
Worried as a rabbit? Contented as a frog?
Perhaps like a pig, you are sweetly amused.
Or perhaps like a cow you're completely confused.
You might feel that somehow you've lost all your fizz
or you're frazzled like a, um, frazzled thing
(I'm not sure what that is).
Well I hope you are happy but if you are not
you have friends who will help you, we like you a lot.
And a difficult mood is not here to stay -
everyone's moods will change day to day.
Unless you're that duck - he's always this way.
Who knew children's board books could be so insightful?