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Oodles And Boodles Of Books
by pat medlin

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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(title change)i haven't changed the scene or her wording much... only set them to rhyme...from 5 yr old eliza blue to her older brother jack

Her brother found her crying
as she  layed on her back
in the middle of the floor
surrounded by oodles of books...
on her bed there were boodles more.

They spilled from her closet
three were propped under her head
most were torn and tattered

from being read and read and read.

"You KNOWWW how much I love to read!
From this chaulkboard to that mirror,
like Mr. Cheese loves his mouse,
from the green grass to the clouds in the sky
from the front to the back of this house"

"But I have no more I haven't read
and there's so much I want to explore
I want to read a bagillion books
so please, can I borrow yours?"

"But where would you put them?"

"I'll hang them from the ceiling
I'll nail some to the door,
push some under the rug
and never ask for more."

"For by the time I've read them all
I'm sure I'll be mostly grown
Then I won't have to borrow yours
I'll simply write my own."








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Reviewed by DM Yates 10/14/2013
Ah, yes, the dilemma of us readers. I really relate to her plight. Loved it.
Reviewed by Michael True 10/9/2013
I caught this poem on a quick visit: My mother was an avid reader from early on in life, me too. Our home was a library. Books in every room. A bagillian is a lot of books! Fun read. M.True
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/8/2013
Delightful and meaningful too, I believe. I am once in a while inspired to write "children's stuff." It sure seems to inspire you and your readers benefit. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 7/6/2012
How funny is this yet so clever is each line. I could just see books hanging from the ceiling and nailed to the door.. Yes Pat, you and I are akin in spirits of the adventuresome kind.. It is good to laugh.. Great reading...

Reviewed by CJ Heck 5/30/2011
This is so cute, Pat! Kids'll love it!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/23/2011
Adorable story...loved your lyrical lilt! Children would love this, Pat! WEll done..

Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/22/2011
this is wonderful in every way:
setting, expression and message.
A delight to read.

Reviewed by pat medlin 5/22/2011
i'm not sure how it got turned around in the reading but it's eliza's words 'i'll simply write my own'

in actuality it will more than likely be jack ...the silent talent from his mom
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/22/2011
Pat, the beauty of books in a young boy's hands
is summed up perfectly in that last line. -gene.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/22/2011
What a sweet poem with such a fabulous result. I think he already is. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/22/2011
You must have an entire children's poetry book in works!
This is adorable.
Reviewed by Richard King 5/22/2011
"...i haven't changed the scene or wording much... only set them to rhyme...from 5 yr old eliza blue to her older brother jack..." And may I say you've done an excellent job in the process.

Love the message.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/22/2011
I agree with Jerry....'nuff said.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/22/2011
Gotta love it! And I do. I love this, and I could never in a million years write something so simple, yet so very profound. Putting yourself in a child's thoughts is an awfully difficult thing to do, and to carry it off as well as you have here is nothing short of phenomenal.

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