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The Picture-Book Giant by Evaleen Stein

The Picture-Book Giant 

by Evaleen Stein

Once there was a fierce, defiant,

 Greedy, grumpy, grizzly giant

 In the pages of a picture-book, and he

 Sometimes screamed, in sudden rages,

 "I must jump out from these pages,

 For this life's a much too humdrum one for me!

 Fiddle-dee! Yes, this life's a quite too quiet one for me!"

So one rainy day he did it,

 Took the picture-book and hid it,

 Stamped his foot, and shouting loudly,

 "Now I'm free!" Boldly started out, forgetting

 That he could not stand a wetting!

He was just a paper giant, don't you see?

 Dearie me! Just a gaudy, picture giant, don't you see?