Zachary Brown

by Bruce Lansky
This is the story of Zachary Brown.
He never grew upward. He only grew down.


He ate lots of junk food and smoked cigarettes.
His diet was worse than you’d feed to your pets.


He never worked out, and he wasn’t athletic.
He shrunk every day. Now, he looks quite pathetic.


This story’s alarming, but it’s all quite true.
Be careful, or it might just happen to you.


Text © Bruce Lansky, published by Meadowbrook Press.

Illustration © Stephen Carpenter.

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