The Incredible Story of the Girl who Loved Books

Written by Patty Beecham for Lillian, who will always read.

Lillian was a bookworm Everything she read!

She took books to her bedroom She took her books to bed.

She read them in the morning She read them late at night,

She read when her mother whispered, “Sleep tight, sweet dreams, goodnight”.

Lillian was a bookworm Everything she read!

She took her books to Nana’s house And read to her in bed

She read books in the lounge room She read them on the couch

She read the books standing up (Being careful not to slouch!)

Calum called to her Giddy up!

Come on! He called again, “Let’s cook!”

But Lillian just smiled at him Her head was in a book!

Calum called her from the kitchen He was going to make a cake,

But Lillian shook her head, saying “There’s nothing I want to bake”.

“I just want to read books, In summer and in the Spring,

I want to read them through the long cold winters, Whatever the weather will bring.

Calum called again, And stamped his cowboy foot

“Hey Lillian I’m going to the park, Want to put down that book?”

Lillian looked up from the pages And gave another smile, It’s always fun to play with you It’s been such a while. But read a book and stay a while, and let the stories speak. If you learn and grow then it will show each day and every week. A book can tell a thousand tales of stories brave and bold, of far away places and heroic tales and never ever grow old. So Once upon a time it starts – it always does, you know – and ends with The End, just so that you know. Shall we read a book together?

And Calum said “Yes! “Me too!”

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