It was trying to snow on this cold, cold day
The beast from the east had turned up the grey
I sat there with Ary
We sat there we two
There was nothing on TV
We needed something to do!
I know’ said Aryanna
Let’s dress up and play!
We can make us a plan
A plan for the day
I liked that a lot
So I said fine, yes OK
We fetched the big box labelled ‘things you can do’
It had cloaks, hats, galoshes and Nana’s Maltese kazoo.
We laid out the garments and put the boots back away
Then I brightened my eyes to stare and to say…
Let’s dress up as characters, the cat and the girl
You know from that book, the book where we sat
and laughed, how we laughed at the cat in the hat.
Because today is important. It’s an important day.
Children just like you will dress up to play
They will have their own box labelled ‘things you can do’ filled with cloaks and galoshes and Nana’s Maltese kazoo.
They will disguise and pretend
Read the words till the end
On this day in the World when books are our friend.
Created by Chris Hill on 28th February 2018 in honour of World Book Day and Dr Seuss Day – Dedicated to Aryanna