IT'S HARD TO READ A MAP WITH A BEAGLE ON YOUR LAP
Illustrated by: Clement Oubrerie
Published by: Henry Holt & Co., 1993
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 1993

It’s Hard to Read a Map with a Beagle on Your Lap

(excerpts)

There once was a golden retriever.
In a ballgame he got in a fever
He brought back the bats,
the helmets and hats,
And then carried off the reliever.

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At night I go to bed and dream
That I’m a movie star.
I own a big white mansion.
I drive a big red car.
At night while I have visions
Of being someone classy
I wonder if my puppy dreams
She’s Rin Tin Tin or Lassie