This sample is from a virtual volunteer reading event from the Shel Silverstein collection on International Reading Day.
North American (General)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
sick by Shel Silverstein. I cannot go to school today, said little Peggy ann McKay. I have the measles and the mumps, a gash, a rash and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry and going blind in my right eye. My tonsils are as big as rocks, I've counted 16. Chickenpox and there's one more that 17. Don't you think my face looks green? My leg is cut, my eyes are blue, it might be instamatic flu. I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke. I'm sure that my left leg is broke. My hip hurts when I move my chin. My belly button is caving in my back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained, my appendix pains each time it rains. My nose is cold, my toes are numb, have a sliver in my thumb, my neck is stiff, my spine is weak, I hardly whisper when I speak, my tongue is filling up my mouth. I think my hair is falling out, my elbows bent, my spine ain't straight, my temperatures wanna wait. My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear there's a hole inside my ear, I have a hangnail and my heart is what? What's that? What's that you say? You say today is saturday. Goodbye. I'm going out to play
Child, Narrator, Playful, Student, Teacher, Amusing, Child-like, Cute, Educational, Enthusiastic, Funny, Humorous, Playful, Sweet, North American (General)