I opened a book...

I just came across this lovely poem by Julia Donaldson about reading and I wanted to share it with you. It sums up exactly why reading is so important to me:

I opened a book and in I strode,
Now nobody can find me.
I've left my chair, my house, my road.
My town and my world behind me.
I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on the ring,
I've swallowed the magic potion.
I've fought with a dragon,
Dined with a king.
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I openened a book and made some friends,
I shared their tears and laughter,
And followed their road with its bumps and bends,
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came,
The cloak can no longer hide me,
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.


Kim said...

Love the poem, Dot, I haven't heard it before. That is exactly what happens whilst reading a book. Thank you for sharing.

Nadia A said...

Dot, I love this poem! Thanks so much for sharing it :) It made me smile.

Jean Bull said...

Brilliant! I've never heard it before either, but I enter right into the book I'm reading in just the same way!

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely poem. I'm already thinking of ways I could use this on my classroom walls.

Dot said...

It's lovely isn't it lindylit, perfect for children!

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