Friday, February 20, 2009

LITTLE BOY


I found a new children's book that I absolutely love! It is Little Boy by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds. It is a precious little poem about all the simple things that are special to little boys. The illustrations are simple and captivating. I decided to give it to Andrew in is Valentine's goody bag from Mommy and Daddy. Every time we read it together I love it even more. I just have to share it here.

LITTLE BOY, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON...
YOUR YELLOW CUP,
A SERENADE TO WAKE YOU UP,
SUN THAT SLANTS ACROSS THE RUG,
THE WINGS ON THAT ASTONISHING BUG,
AND...
YOUR BIG CARDBOARD BOX.

LITTLE BOY, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON...
A PUDDLE TO JUMP,
SAND TO DUMP,
TRUCK DOWN THE HALL,
PENCIL LINES THAT MARK HOW TALL,
AND...
YOUR BIG CARDBOARD BOX.

LITTLE BOY, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON...
A BLUE MIXING BOWL,
A BALL IN THE GOAL,
THE TREE THAT FELL,
THAT WET DOG SMELL,
AND...
YOUR BIG CARDBOARD BOX.

LITTLE BOY, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON...
ANIMAL CRACKERS ON THE COUCH,
A BAND-AID FOR AN OUCH,
SHOES THAT TIE,
WAVING GOOD-BYE,
AND...
YOUR BIG CARDBOARD BOX.

LITTLE BOY, SO MUCH DEPENDS ON...
YOUR STARSHIP PAJAMAS
THAT STORY ABOUT LLAMAS
THE WAY YOU DON'T WORRY,
THE WAY YOU WON'T HURRY,
AND...
YOUR BIG CARDBOARD BOX.

LITTLE BOY,
YOU REMIND ME HOW
SO MUCH DEPENDS ON
DAYS MADE OF NOW.


2 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Cute book! I will have to check it out the next time I am at Barnes & Noble!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Cute book! Now that I have a boy around thse parts...I get it!

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