Animal Games is an illustrated children’s book and song by composer/writer/illustrator Evan Michael Brown. The song, a semi-finalist in the International Songwriter’s Competition, perfectly lends itself to colorful, energetic illustrations and a fun family reading and listening experience.


The Text

I’d like to play a game of Animal Football 
Convince a couple bears to be my offensive line 
And at wide receiver, a golden retriever 
Would score me a touchdown in overtime 

Call up the zoo and build me a roster 
My mama's wondering how much this will cost her 
My friends are busy but it’s time to play 
So I'm putting together some Animal Games 

I’d like to play a game of Animal Baseball 
And teach a group of penguins how to catch a ball 
An eight-legged spider would pitch me a slider 
And I’d hit a homer to win it all 

Call up the zoo and build me a lineup 
Nobody knows where this all will wind up 
My friends are busy but it’s time to play 
So I'm organizing some Animal Games 

I’d like to play a game of Animal Hockey 
Some ice-skating hippos would round out my team 
We’d take on some mice, who were quick on the ice 
We’d score a few goals and go out for ice cream 

Call up the zoo and get me some players 
All species welcome, you’ll hear no nay-sayers 
My friends are busy but it’s time to play 
So I'm starting a league for the Animal Games 

I’d like to play a game of Animal Basketball 
My team of ostriches playing giraffes 
I’d run to the hoop for a quick alley-oop 
We’d shoot some three pointers and have a few laughs 

Call up the zoo and build me a roster 
My mom is wondering how much this will cost her 
My friends are busy but it’s time to play 
So I'm gonna sign up for the Animal Games 

Call up the zoo and find me some buddies 
We’re gonna run around, we’re gonna get muddy 
My friends are busy but it’s time to play 
So I'm trying my hand at some Animal Games 

I’d like you to join in my Animal Games

The Song



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