A book is for…
A book is for making a tower as tall as the sky. When it falls over, everyone wakes up!
A book is for Sister to sing to me while Mama scoops out the coffee and makes her first cup.
A book is for pretending I am just like Sister, walking to school with all the big kids.
A book is for playing I Spy with Mama while our laundry rolls and rolls around.
A book is for sharing on a blanket in the grass until the music starts. Then it’s time to clap and dance!
A book is for doggies! Sister reads to a fluffy brown one today while I pet its fur.
A book is for playing peek-a-boo with the old man sitting next to us on the bus.
A book is for making a yummy treat. “One cup of apples.” “One teaspoon of cinnamon”. I get to mix it all up.
A book is for me to drum on while Mama braids Sister’s hair. I bang on one book. Then another. It is taking too long. I throw a book.
“A book is not for throwing! Be gentle with your books so we can read them again.”
A book is for sitting on Mama’s lap. She braids and reads while I flip the pages for her.
A book is for soothing me to sleep.
“Just one more, Mama? Please?”
A book is for giving me lots to dream about all night long.