Book: Petunia

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=kiddandbook-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0394808657&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=FFFFFF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

There once was a silly white goose
An example of hubris set loose
Without turning a page
She called herself sage
Poor Petunia could be so obtuse

A bang set her free of delusion
And in the ensuing confusion
She discovered her error
Which helped to prepare her
To read – what a fitting conclusion

Note: Swiss author Roger Duvoisin penned this classic in 1950, which is around the time my parents were born….wow, that’s like, old.

Though he won a Caldecott for White Snow, Bright Snow and a honor for Hide and Seek Fog, he may be best known for his Veronica and Happy Lion series, both of which were authored by his wife, Louise Fatio.

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