Monday, August 15, 2011

In August It Will Be So Hot....


I will become
a cooking pot
cooking soup, of course.
Why not?
Cooking once
cooking twice
cooking chicken soup
with rice.
I found this huge (15X20 inches!) paperback copy of one of my all-time favorite books by Maurice Sendak at a sale held in the gymnasium of a local Christian school. I paid either a dime or a quarter for it. I had to have it. I have loved this book for YEARS, and memorized the whole thing when I was a teenager.

I believe I now have the largest and smallest versions of this book in print - along with another copy that is rather normal sized (boring!).
The copy in my little "Nutshell Library" (that I have had for so long I can't even remember, but I think Mother gave it to me way back when) would be the smallest:

And I STILL love this little "Book Of Months".
"I told you once
I told you twice
all seasons
of the year
are nice
for eating
chicken soup
with rice!"
P.S. Today is Tina's birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tina!!

3 comments:

Tina Dawn said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I remember very well your Chicken Soup with Rice poem. Makes me think of you when I hear it. The little nutshell books are so cute. Love T

Tina Dawn said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I remember very well your Chicken Soup with Rice poem. Makes me think of you when I hear it. The little nutshell books are so cute. Love T

graciepie said...

My sister and I still have our nutshell libraries from when we were little kids! My dad bought one at a garage sale for us and it became our favorite read!