When Mother Reads to Me

By Janet McCann

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    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!

    Illustrated by Richard Hull