Big Brown Box
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“Big Brown Box,” Friend, Sept. 1987, 30–31

Big Brown Box

A big brown box is, oh, such fun

To play with in the backyard sun!

Step inside, and there you are—

Zooming to a far-off star!

Turn it down and crawl inside—

A perfect spot in which to hide

From robbers who might just be near.

Stop! Be still so they won’t hear.

Fill it up! Let it down.

Chug-a-chug—ride off to town!

Turn it up—pretend to float.

Come on, mates, let’s sail our boat!

Mother calls while we are here,

“How do those children disappear?”

A big brown box is, oh, such fun

To play with in the backyard sun!

Illustrated by Julie F. Young