My Mommy's Songs

Only One Mother Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky. Hundreds of shells on the shore together. Hundreds of birds that go singing by. Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather. Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees to greet the clover. Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn. But only one mother … Continue reading My Mommy's Songs

Mr. Nobody and My Shadow

Mr. Nobody is definitely one of the most famous of all children’s poems. I always thought there was something a tad creepy about it, which is probably why it has stayed with me all these years. It is a shining example of an unknown author that would find great acclaim if only we knew who … Continue reading Mr. Nobody and My Shadow

The Real Mother Goose

Today’s subject is a subject very dear to my heart– that is, nursery rhymes!!! I have a publication of The Real Mother Goose from the 1920s that Dad had in his shop when I was a teenager and another from the 1990s that I found later. If you are looking for an amazing book for … Continue reading The Real Mother Goose

The Inevitable Lewis Carroll

Yes,  the author of his most famous works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. The latter is simply the best title for a book ever. I think that many people don’t even know that they are two books, and that the story that we know and love from … Continue reading The Inevitable Lewis Carroll

Children and Animals

Children love animals, and why not? Housepets seem to understand us when no one else will, and better yet, we can give them hysterical dialogue to entertain us with! If you’ve ever found yourself creating a back-and-forth dialogue with your pet, you are not alone! When I was a teenager, I saw this print in … Continue reading Children and Animals

May Day is Here!

May 1st is May Day, which is traditionally celebrated with parades, games, and cake. Supposedly, children would do a ‘ribbon dance’ around a maypole, weaving ribbons of various colors to create a sort of braid. I wonder if they still do this? I have only heard about it in poems! Spring is my favorite season. … Continue reading May Day is Here!