So thank you for joining me as we wait
For 'The special and talented dog show' release date
I thought it might be good to share
Some of the children's stories that I hold dear
So let me tell you about a favorite book
A book for little ones to read and look
And to laugh while they listen to the song
'The Wonky Donkey' - you can't go wrong
And if you want your child to hear a tale
About telling lies and why that's a fail
Then why not try one by Hilaire Belloc
It's called 'Matilda', not so pretty in a frock
Another book that's great to read in bed
Is 'The Gruffalo' but it might make you scared
Maybe wait until the light of day
To enjoy the folks you meet along the way
And don't forget one of our family favs
(And I'm not the only one who raves)
About 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Or for that matter any other Dahl story
And if you have just a little tot
Just learning about books (and why not)
'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' is a great find
It has holes in the pages, you know the kind
And then of course, there's 'Hairy Maclary'
The one subtitled 'From Donaldon's Dairy'
I love the story and the colorful pictures
It makes my library's 'permanent fixtures'
And finally who could go past
This classic book I've left to last
'The Cat in the Hat' has stood the test of time
I hope the same will be said of mine
by MD Maud