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One day somebody should remind us that, even though there may be political and ideological differences between us, the Vietnamese are our brothers, the Russians are our brothers, the Chinese are our brothers; and one day we've got to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. But in Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile. In Christ there is neither male nor female. In Christ there is neither Communist nor Capitalist. In Christ, somehow, there is neither bound nor free. We are all one in Christ Jesus.

Martin Luther King (1957-1968)

A Christmas Sermon, 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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