Category: Monkeys Come Alive

Stories and poems featured on the "Monkeys Come Alive" CD.


By Alejandro S., Columbia Explorers Academy
Superheroes That's Weird, Grandma

My name is !

My super power is to get free stuff without no one knowing

My costume is black and white with an ! mark.

My nemesis is Mrs. Question mark because she asks lots of questions.

My weakness is fears.

Once upon a time I was in a café getting some free coffee when my nemesis Mrs. ? started to ask me a lot of questions she said “how much is the coffee?” is the coffee black? She drove me crazy!!!! And I got my coffee and went out flying to my house and never again I saw Mrs. ? unless birthdays or holydays The end !!!

Super-Significant Shawn

By Rashawn W., Burnham Anthony School
Superheroes Songs That's Weird, Grandma

What’s your Superhero?
What are your Superpowers?
To clone myself in numbers such as 8 trillion,
Meat vision (put your ray on the plate and you have meat),
Shopping senses.
What is your weakness?
My weakness is authority, no money
Who is your nemesis?
Mighty and Dino Dad.
Mighty has authority and Dino Dad doesn’t give out money. They tell him to go in his room and give no allowance.

He made them feel sad for awhile. Super-Significant-Shawn made a point of them destroying the world. Mighty and Dino Dad were trying to make every kid go to their room and do hours and hours of homework. He gives all the kids candy to snap them out of Mighty and Dino Dad’s trance. After that he makes kids go shopping so Might Mom and Dino Dad couldn’t get to them and Super-Significant-Shawn took down Dino-Dad by taking all his money and giving 20 dollars to all kids who went shopping and took the rest for himself. The money that Super-Significant Shawn got from Dino Dad made up for the shopping spree that Dino-Dad and Mighty Mom promised to take him on. He took down Mighty Mom. He thought about a time when she wasn’t authoritative to someone else and remind her of that and with that he guilted her out of being authoritative and they were forced to buy a video now and give juice box for Super Significant Shawn for Christmas.

Santa’s Mean Day

By Devonte V., 3rd Grade, Reavis Academy
Holidays Winter Holidays That's Weird, Grandma

When Santa woke up, he was shocked to see four other people dressed just like him. He was so mad that he had to put his name on the bad list. The elf was shocked at him, that he put his name on the bad list. The elfs ask Santa, why is you so mean today? He said I am so mad you better get away from me before I put your name on the bad list. The elfs left so fast smoke came behind them. They said I wish Santa was not mean today. Then of on the elfs said I got it. We can throw a not mean party. Everybody can come and tell Santa do not be mean. We can have milk and cookies for snacks because Santa loves milk and cookies. then we can get the things to put up. Then we can put up Santa’s favorite game. And then Santa came down stairs. Then everybody said Surprise and I love you. THE END.

Kid’s Day

By Emma, Loyola Park After School Program
True Stories That's Weird, Grandma

Last year at my school on kids day (wich is usally the worst day of my life.) I was hot and every game I playing I didn’t get a prize except for a lame necklace I got Just because I played a game. Then I went to the piñata it was our turn to hit the piñata I knew something bad was going to happen like the year before when me and a girl in my class were looking for our teacher every where in the school and it turned out she was outside the whole time and we missed the piñata and didn’t get any candy except for the left overs that people didn’t like (wich I didnn’t like either.) so I knew something bad was going to happen and I was right! It started out when we all lined up (behind the line so we wouldn’t get hurt) and I was in the middle so I knew someone was gonna hit it and break it before I would even get a chance and so a kid named Jack in my class hit it nothing happened then this really chubby, short, strong tomboy in my class got up there and the stick was really long and before I knew it she hit the stick to the piñatas, the stick broke in half and come flying and hit me in the head!
My teacher caught me just before I hit the ground and rushed me into the office we kept on trying to call my mom but we could not reach her so they almost had to take me to the ambulyence but we finnaly she ansered her phone and came to pick me up and that night I went to the Hospital to get it glued together.

My True Story

By Dante W., 4th Grade, Reavis Academy
True Stories That's Weird, Grandma

perform this story please.  Oh please please please.
I remember when I was three years old.  I used to run around the house buttneked.  Every time I did that my mom said go put some cloths on neked boy.  Some of my mom’s friends came over.  Soon as they saw me I ran right in my room and put some cloths on.  I was so embarrassed!  Then they said you are crazy running around the house in your birthday suit.  I am not going to tell you what my uncle’s friends said when I did it again.

My Name Is Dahlia

By Jordan, Loyola Park After School Program
Dialogues That's Weird, Grandma

My name is Dahlia.
I forget things A lot. I am always hungry. I am 9 turning ten in March. My other hand is for eating. I get Bad grades. My other hand is for forgetting things. I can’t remember what my friends like to do. I forgot who my friends are. I hate being forgetful. I forgot what foods I don’t like. I forgot if I like to listen to music. I forgot what my favorite color is. I think I visit the park.

Kombat: Hi! What’s your name?

Dahlia: Dahlia. What’s your favorite color?

Kombat: My favorite color is red and black. Black because I love the dark. Red because that’s what I leave behind when I fight.

Dahlia: Oh. What did you say? I forgot.

Kombat: Wow! I said I like black because I love the dark. I like red because that’s the color I leave behind after I fight.

Dahlia: Oh. What’s your favorite color?

Kombat: Never mind. Do you like to go to the movies?

Dahlia: Yes, do you?

Kombat: Yeah, But only when Jackie Chan movies come out. Maybe we could go to the movies one day?

Dahlia: Ok. Let’s go before its too late.

On Jupiter

By Shea, Annette, Dequan, Kevin, Robert and Rahkeem, Harold Washington Elementary
Dialogues Holidays Winter Holidays That's Weird, Grandma

Croc the Raccoon: I’m thirsty
Egg Nog: Well, you’re not gonna drink me!
Croc: Oh, yes I am gonna drink you, you crazy egg nog!
EN: I’m not crazy!
Croc: You might not be crazy, but you’re one big ole nog!
EN: Crazy Croc!
Croc: I might be crazy, but I’ve got you in my hand and am gonna drink you in a minute!
EN: Silly raccoon eggnog is for kids!