Book: Petunia

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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