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Happy holidays from everyone at Tiny Owl! We hope you’re all having a lovely, restful break.

The winter school holidays are a great time for children to relax and enjoy sharing a good book with their families. To give you some inspiration, we’d like to share a poem, ‘Picture-books in Winter’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.

 

Summer fading, winter comes—

Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs

Window robins, winter rooks,

And the picture story-books.

   

Water now is turned to stone

Nurse and I can walk upon;

Still we find the flowing brooks

In the picture story-books.

   

All the pretty things put by,

Wait upon the children’s eye,

Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,

In the picture story-books.

   

We may see how all things are,

Seas and cities, near and far,

And the flying fairies’ looks,

In the picture story-books.

   

How am I to sing your praise,

Happy chimney-corner days,

Sitting safe in nursery nooks,

Reading picture story-books?

 

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