When Mother Reads to Me


I can climb the highest mountains
and look down upon each town;
I can sail on every ocean,
laugh at all the silly clowns …
when Mother reads to me.
I can laugh away my worries
on a dark and stormy night;
I can kill a fearsome dragon
as a strong and fearless knight …
when Mother reads to me.
I can talk with all the animals,
walk with mighty kings,
go to places near and far,
and see the strangest things …
when Mother reads to me.
I can be an astronaut in space,
the pilot of a plane;
I can fight and lick a forest fire;
I can travel on a train …
when Mother reads to me.
I’ve made a lot of special friends
who are always there with me.
I’m never, ever all alone—
’cause Mother reads to me!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Richard Hull