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Close Your Clothes book - velcro buckles page

The facing page poem reads:


A man and his dog were out walking one day

Through a field of dry grass that looked kind of like hay.

Then later he petted his doggie’s soft fur

Where a grass seed was stuck, a seed known as a burr.


He looked at the seed – it was covered in hooks

That held tight to the dog hair’s looped crannies and nooks.

Inspired, he made hook and loop strips to use

As buckles (called Velcro) for everyone’s shoes.

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Taken on October 2, 2007