Warning the creature in this book is actually real,
But don't compare him to an eel!
Hugo McDougall is not a dog or a frog,
A cat or a rat,
A whale or a snail,
But he does have a very long tail.
Hugo McDougall is not a hen or a wren,
A hare or a mare,
A shark or a lark,
But he can see very well in the dark.
Hugo McDougall is not like fowls and owls,
Like cows or a sows,
Like crows or a does,
But he does he have very large toes.
Hugo McDougall is not like stalks and hawks
Like lambs or clams,
Like steers and dears,
But he does have tiny cute ears.
Hugo McDougall is not a goose or a moose,
A donkey or a monkey,
A slug or a bug,
But don’t you want to give him a hug?
Hugo McDougall is not a mole or a vole,
A beagle or an eagle
A drake or a snake,
But he lives in a giant underground lake.
So what is Hugo MacDougall?
With his large eyes and no nose?
With his long tail and big toes?
Hugo McDougall doesn't run for miles,
Yet he always smiles.
Hugo McDougall doesn't have frills,
Yet he has beautiful gills.
Hugo McDougall is like a walking fish,
But wouldn't taste nice laid out on a dish.
Hugo McDougall lives in dark caves,
The light is something he always craves.
Hugo McDougall lives in Mexico,
In his cave there’s always an echo.
Hugo McDougall is very rare,
Rarer than a panda bear.
Meet Hugo McDougall the friendly Axolotl,
He lives in Mexico, in a Lemonade bottle.