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Short Stories for Children of All Ages: The best place to read The best place to read 

 

 

A new book for me—

I can´t wait to read!

I run to my own little chair.

I´m growing too tall and the seat is too small.

So I am not comfortable there.

 
Into the den—

That´s a good place to read.

I love Grammy´s soft, cozy chair.

But so does old Rover. I tell him, "Move over,"

But he won´t make room for me there.

 
 

Daddy´s chair must be magic—

The seat can move back, up, and down

In this big leather chair.

A cool, windy feeling—the fan on the ceiling

Is spinning and blasting cold air.

 
 

Snack time! I´m hungry—

I´ll read in the kitchen.

Baby´s booster is next to my chair.

The table´s so sticky, my hands get all icky—

YUCK! Why would I want to read there?

 
 

Grandpa looks comfy

Whenever he reads

In his lumpy and bumpy old chair.

My book drops to my feet when springs poke through the seat—BOING!

I bounce up so high in the air.

 
 

Upstairs! I´ll read

In my big brother´s room.

I flop on his round beanbag chair.

Surprise! I yell, "EEK!" as the chair springs a leak—

There are beans and more beans everywhere.

Her Highness, the Princess—

That´s my big sis.

A gold seat like a throne is her chair.

But her stereo´s singing, her telephone´s ringing—

Too loud! Who could ever read there?

 
 

So back down the stairs—

Oh, where can I read?

In Auntie´s old wood rocking chair.

Like a rocking machine, I feel seasick and green.

I have to go out for some air.

 
 

The backyard is great—

I can read on the grass.

I´ll sit on a patio chair.

It´s the sprinklers—OH, NO!—splashing me head to toe,

So now it´s too wet to read there.

 
 

I dry myself off.

I give up, I can´t read.

I´ve tried to sit down everywhere.

With no reading done, I´m still on page one—

I can´t find a comfortable chair!

 
 
 

"Mommy, oh, Mom!

May I sit on your lap?

I love it so much when we share."

The best place to be, just my book, Mom, and me—

At last...

In a comfortable chair.

 
 

Debbie Bertram & Susan Bloom

The best place to read

New York, Dragonfly Books, 2003

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