Resources

Resource 1: Creature caricatures

Aardvarks: always at the front of every queue!

Beavers: hard-working, eager

Cats: cool, sly, charming and clever

Dogs: loyal, heroic

Elephants: mice-fearing but have excellent memories

Foxes: wily, cruel, cunning or intelligent fox

Goats: eating everything

Horses: the noble, brave, faithful, strong, fast horse

Iguanas: laid back and chilled

Jackals: opportunistic

Koalas: cute, cuddly

Lemmings: stupid, mindless

Mice: quiet

Narwhals: looks like a cross between a whale and a unicorn

Opossums: hangs by its tail

Pandas: big, cuddly, lazy

Queen Bees: always busy, bossy tendencies 

Rabbits: cute little bunny

Sheep: gullible, easily lead

Tigers: vicious

Urchins: often mistaken for a plant!

Vulture: preys on the vulnerable without mercy

Weasels: sneaky and thieving

X-ray fish: transparent

Yellowhammer's tune: "A little bit of bread and no cheese"

Zebras: aggressive

Resource 2: Song lyrics
1.Butterflies and ladybirds

Verse 1

Kaleidoscope of butterflies

Flap their wings, take to the skies

Perching on a buddleia with wings that gently beat

(gently beat, gently beat)

The loveliness of ladybirds

Gets eyed-up by some hungry birds

Flies away not wanting to be eaten but to eat

Verse 2

Then from their hive some busy bees

Swarm toward the blossom trees

Searching for some nectar that will make their honey sweet

(honey sweet, honey sweet) 

Whilst underground a clew of worms

Keeps wriggling through twists and turns

Hides away from danger and avoids the children's feet

Verse 3

As daylight fades to pale grey

Night replaces sunny day

Clouds of bats come swooping from their roost up in the eaves

(in the eaves, in the eaves)

An urban fox comes skulking in

And rifles through a rubbish bin

Startled by a sudden noise he turns and quickly leaves

2. Gorillas and monkeys

Refrain

Gorillas forming bands

See monkeys holding hands

Trooping through the jungle in the rain (Oh yeah!)

Swinging through the trees

Just doing as we please

Waiting for the sun to shine again

Verse 1

Lumbering around in search of food

Swinging around by our tails so we don't have to go near the ground

Then we have a snooze at noon

All of this chittering, chattering, nittering, nattering making a sound that's so LOUD!

Every night we build a brand new nest

Finding bananas and tropical fruit all so juicy and round

Sleep beneath the silv'ry moon

Nat'rally naughty we love to play tricks on each other for fun and just monkey around!

Verse 2

Silver patch of hair shows who's the boss

Taking good care of each other and seeing to all of our needs

Gentle hands but mighty chest

Grooming and preening and plenty of cleaning until we are gleaming and free of all fleas!

I don't want to fight to stay on top

Soothed by the touch of a sister or brother we think you'll agree

Never put me to the test.

Being a monkey's a wonderful, marvellous, glorious riot - it's good to be me!

3. Rattlesnake rumba

Verse 1

I sound like a maraca when I rattle my tail,

I rattle my tail, I rattle my tail.

I sound like a maraca when I rattle my tail,

So come join me in a rumba!

Verse 2                                                                                                                            Counter melody

I hiss when I am threatened and I rattle my tail,                                                  I just love to rattle my tail

I rattle my tail, I rattle my tail.                                                                                 To rattle and shake my rattle!

I hiss when I am threatened and I rattle my tail,                                                 And I just love to rattle my tail,

So come join me in a rumba!                                                                                 To rattle and shake my rattle!

Verse 3

I'll only try to bite you if you step on my tail,                                                         I'll bite you, don't step on my tail

You step on my tail, you step on my tail.                                                               Don't step on my tail, I'll bite you!

I'll only try to bite you if you step on my tail,                                                         I'll bite you, don't step on my tail

So come join me, drink some rum!                                                                        Don't step on my tail, I'll bite.

Cha cha cha!                                                                                                             Cha cha cha!

4. Crocs basking

Verse 1

Crocs basking without blinking

Snap jaws shut without thinking

Devouring any creature that comes near

Crocs basking without blinking

Snap jaws shut without thinking

Devouring any creature that comes near

I'll just open wide

Open wide

Open wide for you (You are my tea!)

Crocs basking without blinking

Snap jaws shut without thinking

Devouring any creature that comes near

Verse 2

Crocs floating without sinking

Snap jaws shut without winking

Devouring any creature that comes near

Crocs floating without sinking

Snap jaws shut without winking

Devouring any creature that comes near

I'll just open wide

Open wide

Open wide for you (You are my tea!)

Crocs floating without sinking

Snap jaws shut without winking

Devouring any creature that comes near

5. Flambo of flamingos

Shallows creep, wallow deep (repeat as required)

Verse 1

A flamboyance of flamingos stands watching as some hippos

Crash mud-wards and towards the shallows creep...

A flamboyance of flamingos stands watching as some hippos

Crash mud-wards and begin to wallow deep. (Deep)

Verse 2

An extravagance of feathers, they often dance together

While lazy hippos gradually converge...

An extravagance of feathers, they often dance together

While lazy hippos bathe and then submerge. (Merge)

Verse 3 

An abundance of flamingos stand feeding, legs akimbo

Avoiding grumpy hippos in the sun...

An abundance of flamingos stand feeding, legs akimbo

As hippos have a mud bath just for fun! (Fun)

Shallows creep, wallow deep (repeat and fade)

6. Giraffes and lions

Verse 1

Giraffes form a tower

They have height but lack the power

To resist the pride of lions as they hunt

Giraffes form a tower

They have height but lack the power

To resist the pride of lions as they ROAR!

Refrain

'Dusk till dawn,

You can hear them yawn

Sleep all day

Then as evening falls they wake up! (repeat)

Lions gather round

You can hear the sound

Of their mighty ROAR!

Verse 2

Giraffes chew and munch on

Leaves and branches for their lunch

But must avoid the pride of lions as they sleep

Giraffes chew and munch on

Leaves and branches for their lunch

But must avoid the pride of lions as they snore

Refrain

Verse 3

Giraffes roam around

Taking care to make no sound

That would disturb the pride of lions as they rest

Giraffes roam around

Taking care to make no sound

That would disturb the pride of lions as they doze

Refrain

Giraffes form a tower

They have height but lack the power

To resist the pride of lions as they roar.

ROAR!

7. Iguanas in a mess

Verse 1

I'm a lizard and I'm lounging in the forest canopy

I like basking, so I'm asking: can't you see? Why I

Don't go near the ground where there's danger to be found?

I'm a lizard and I'm lounging in a tree

Refrain

Don't mess with a mess of chilled iguanas

Strong jaws, sharp teeth, tail like a whip

Don't mess with a mess of chilled iguanas

Strong jaws, sharp teeth, tail like a whip

Don't mess! Don't mess!

Verse 2

I love living in the tropics 'cause my blood runs cool

I'm laid back, but I ain't nobody's fool

Eyes as sharp as tacks, I'm safe from all attacks

I love living in the tropics 'cause I'm cool

7. Iguanas in a mess - with added stresses

Verse 1

I'm a LIZ-ard and I'm LOUNG-ing in the // for-est CA-no-py

I like BASK-ing, so I'm ASK-ing: can't you SEE? Why I

DON'T go near the GROUND where there's DAN-ger to be FOUND?

I'm a lizard and I'm lounging in a tree

Refrain

Don't MESS with a MESS of CHILLED ig-UA-nas

STRONG jaws, SHARP teeth, TAIL like a WHIP

Don't MESS with a MESS of CHILLED ig-AU-nas

Strong jaws, sharp teeth, tail like a whip

Don't MESS! Don't MESS!

Verse 2

I love LIV-ing in the TRO-pics 'cause my // blood runs COOL

I'm LAID BACK, but I AIN'T no-BO-dy's FOOL

EYES as sharp as TACKS, I'm SAFE from all at-TACKS

I love LIV-ing in the TRO-pics 'cause I'm // COOL

8. Hummingbirds and parrots

Hummingbirds that shimmer and shimmer

Daylight growing dimmer and dimmer

Hummingbirds that shimmer and shimmer

Daylight growing dimmer and dimmer

Pandemonium/Pandemonium/Pandemonium

Pandemonium/Pandemonium

Pandemonium of parrots taking flight!

Hummingbirds that shimmer and shimmer

Daylight growing dimmer and dimmer

Pandemoniummmmm

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