Submitted this for a freelance gig writing children’s books… no takers. I still feel for you, mr. elephant.
For Miss Giraffe’s birthday
She sent invitations galore,
And though most furry friends would attend
One animal wasn’t so sure.
“I know I can’t have any cake,”
Mr. Elephant said,
“The calories go right to my hips,
Everyone knows I’m well-fed.”
“Please come!” Mr. Duck said back
And though he remained hesitant,
When they got there everyone was so glad
To see Mr. Elephant!
Mr. Duck told Miss Giraffe
Mr. Elephant’s no-cake news
She knew just what she’d say to take away
Mr. Elephant’s blues!
“Cake’s hard for me, too,” she said,
“And though I find it yummy,
It’ll be an hour ‘til
It’s actually in my tummy!”
“I didn’t think about your neck!”
Mr. Elephant said with a laugh,
“Well then, shall we have some cake?
And happy birthday, Miss Giraffe.”