Another FREE eBook Giveaway

It’s been a long winter.

I’m so ready for sunshine and outdoor fun.

The Robert Louis Stevenson poem, “Bed in Summer” comes to mind, as it almost always does, when I think about the change from the darkness of winter to the longer days of summer light.

And that reminds me of little ones, exhausted from play, resisting nap time, because “it’s too nice to go to sleep.”

FREE Read-Aloud, Read-Along eBOOK you can read now!

FREE Read-Aloud, Read-Along eBOOK you can read now!

The model on the cover is our first daughter, over thirty years ago, who finally collapsed on our basement apartment floor, with her over-sized Tweety Bird as a pillow.

Free eBook

I had so much fun with the free book on Mrs. Middlejoy’s site that I decided to put together a free book for my Read-Aloud, Read-Along site.

It is a compilation of poems from my Bedtime Rhymes, Fun Time Rhymes
and Year-Round Rhymes.  I hand picked them for their relaxing rhythms, and engaging themes.

I hope they help parents, grandparents and any other care givers who find themselves in need of something to sooth a pre-schooler or elementary school child into an afternoon rest.


Did You Ever See a Whale?

Did you ever see a whale swimming out in the sea

Jump high above the waves as the wind blew free?

No, I never saw a whale.  But I have a little fish.

And he swims just as fast and as free as you could wish.

Did you ever see a tiger in the tall, waving grass

Move as silent as the night, letting no one pass?

No, I never saw a tiger.  But I did see my cat

In the tall grass of the garden and she moved just like that.

Did you ever see a jungle, where the thick green vines

Made a home for snakes and parrots and monkeys all to climb?

No, I never saw a jungle.  But I do have a yard

With trees and birds and squirrels — so believing isn’t hard.

Did you ever take a rocket to the top of the sky

And look down on all the people as the world passed by,

And see stars and space and planets just as far as you could look?

No, I never rode a rocket.  But I did read a book!

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About Susan Call Hutchison

A self-publishing author, editor and blogger. I have years of experience working one-on-one with readers and translators of English, at all levels of competence. My books include the Read-Aloud, Read-Along series and Mrs. Middlejoy's Church Mouse Adventures chapter books. I run an internet business from my home in Idaho and I tutor students learning English as a foreign language. Fostering literacy is my passion. I work to help families read, learn and enjoy creative time together.
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16 Responses to Another FREE eBook Giveaway

  1. Patti Hall says:

    Wish there was a “love” button to push! I love this poem because it shows children creative ways to think about things. I can’t wait to read it to my grands. Thank you, Susan.

  2. Susan I agree with Patti this is a stunning poem and should be made into a story book.

  3. elainemansfield says:

    Lovely poem for a child to learn that the world they have is full of magic. Great cover photo of your daughter. I’m with Minuscule Moments. I can almost see the illustrations.
    Thank you, Susan.

  4. Reblogged this on Susan Call Hutchison and commented:

    Time to share a free eBook again!

  5. Such lovely writing, Susan! Thank you. ❤

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