Auto-Completed Children’s Books (#5) They All Saw a Cat
Okay, Google – you think you’re pretty smart? How about you try completing the text from famous children’s books. I’ll type the beginning of each line into a Google search (plain text below), and you try to finish the line (bold text below).
Previously . . .
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
(and Google autocomplete)
The cat walked through the casserole,
with its grace and carelessness . . .
and the child saw heaven,
and the dog is out dmx,
and the fox saw a crow in a tree.
Yes, they all come to see me.
The cat walked up to the lemonade stand,
with its abundance of noun inflections . . .
and the fish swam out of the ocean,
and the mouse police never sleeps,
and the bee gees.
Yes, they all laughed.
The cat walked by himself,
with its decorative and sensual qualities . . .
and the bird you cannot change,
and the flea market,
and the snake saloon,
and the skunk sat on the stump,
and the worm dieth not,
and the bat saw meaning.
Yes, they all said in unison.
YES, THEY ALL COME TO MEET ME!
A CHILD CALLED IT
and A DOG‘S PURPOSE
and A FOX IN SPACE
and A FISH CALLED WANDA
and A MOUSE BIT ME
and A BEE MOVIE
and A BIRD IN THE HAND
and A FEW GOOD MEN
and A SNAKE GAME
and A SKUNK SPRAYING
and A WORMHOLE
and A BATHING APE MASK.
The cat sat on the mat,
and they all asked for you.
And the cat walked along the wall,
with its use,
then it comes to be metallica . . .
and imagine that you’re there with me?
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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