Wish! Be a Storybook Character.
Close your eyes. Imagine what make-believe storybook character you might become (if you could).
Would you be...
a wizard double-knotting moonbeams?
a queen wearing silken shoes and gown?
a mermaid exploring deep ocean caves?
a giant's wife stirring stew in vats and barrels?
a pirate swinging from ropes with telescopes?
Imagine! Big ProblemsLois Lowry
I took on a perplexing life
when I became a giant's wife.
He has a monstrous appetite,
says my cooking's a delight.
But one encounters real perils
when stirring stew in vats and barrels!
And I am in a total quandary
each time I try to do the laundry.
His sweaters could encase three cars;
his undies are the size of Mars!
I have to climb upon a chair,
stretch my arms to smooth his hair.
It is a complicated struggle
to hug or kiss or simply snuggle.
He's very dear; I'm not complaining.
I only wish I'd had some training!
There ought to be some branch of science
that gives advice to wives of giants!
Copyright © 2019 by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor); Chris Hsu (Illustrator). All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.