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This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.

Martin Luther King (1957-1968)

Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence, 1967

Big Big Big!

elephant at Chester zoo
Big, big, big - elephants are big
Big, big, big - gorillas are big
Big, big, big - whales are big
But a pretty little rabbit is small

Small, small, small - rabbits are small
Small, small, small - hamsters are small
Small, small, small - babies are small
But a creepy crawly bedbug is tiny

Tiny, tiny, tiny - bedbugs are tiny
Tiny, tiny, tiny - ants are tiny
Tiny, tiny, tiny - mosquitoes are tiny
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

But a great big elephant is big!

Notes:

I've used this chant in Japanese Kindergartens. It helps if you have some flashcards of the animals and insects listed. I use my hands to show the difference between big (arms outstretched), small (hands cupped but not touching) and tiny (thumb and forefinger held out). The zzzz is the sound of a mosquito. In the past I've 'flown' my thumb and forefinger around the room and children have fun trying to swat the imaginary insect.

The photo of the elephant was taken at Chester Zoo over forty years ago. I wonder if the elephant is still alive?

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