Beep, boom, slam, pound —
Out the window, city sounds.
But in our building, door to door,
It’s story time on every floor.
Mama, Tia, Cuz and Gran, our neighbor Jo and Grandpa Stan,
Read the titles, open books, For Ji and Kai, Jazmín and Brooks.
Giant castles, frozen lands, roaring lions, yellow sands.
Firefighters, sneaky mice, a rainy day, a pizza slice.
A finger prick! A tiny boy! An ugly duck! A wooden toy!
A bird, a fox, a hen, a goat, a train, a car, a plane, a boat!
Count it, rhyme it, point it out,
Whisper, whistle, sing and shout!
“Please,” says Zoe, “just one more?”
“OK,” says Mama, “That makes four.”
Magic spells and tricky smiles, bumblebees and crocodiles.
A talking pigeon, tall giraffe, a jumping cow, a noisy laugh.
Chugging, climbing, leaping high, up a mountain, to the sky…
Last page, picture, bye-bye, friend. It’s time for us to say “The End.”
Dante, Liza, and Philippe!
The story's done; now time for sleep!
Let’s close our book. Turn off the light.
That’s all for now. Let’s say, “Good night.”