WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE GROUNGHOG’S DAY THAN WITH A CONTEST?!?
(Well – other than having a snow day off of school) 😉
Today is Punxsutawney Phyllis’ tenth Birthday! WOO! Punxsutawney Phyllis is the wonderful character created by the awesome author and hare-brained scheme thinker upper – Susanna Leonard Hill!
Well, Phyllis is
an over-eager a nice young groundhog with a funky spirit, so I decided that she needed something with a nice funky tune.
The rules for this contest are (copied from Ms. Hill’s blog):
“Phyllis and I are looking forward with GREAT anticipation to reading YOUR poems for Phyllis [about Phyllis], and hopefully seeing some videos too…!
If you wrote a poem for Phyllis, and/or have photographs, drawings, videos, or other fun feature accompaniments, please add your post-specific blog link to the list below, or post your poem etc in the comments, or Email it to me and I’ll post it for you so that we can all enjoy everyone’s creativity!”
Because I’ve been
nagging asking Ms. Hill consistently politely and patiently for a video contest for (at least) a year now, I can’t really not do a video.
So, here it is! The lyrics (written by me) are below the video.
Viva Las Phyllis!
Oh Phyllis you are the finest
They should give you a crown and call you her royal highness
As many times as I’ve read your books
People stare and they give me looks
Well – it just isn’t enough – no – it just isn’t enough
Phyllis It’s your special day
And we just want to say
Oh Phylllis, you are the best
Weather predictions better than the rest.
I watch the six o’clock news
and they get me all confused
I just need to ask you
You tell it to me straight
Forget that news at eight
Al Roker says it’s gonna snow
And you say “I don’t think so”
HA! YOU’RE RIGHT!
Happy Birthday Phyllis
Happy tenth birthday!