A good time and a romping rhyme for ages six to ninety-nine.
A charming illustrated rhyming story
Nick was in the mood to take a different path home.
To see new things and be free to roam.
He didn’t fully grasp what his Gran was trying to say.
Beware the bear, she warned. But he was on his way.
He bounded through the trees and he paddled by the lake.
It wasn’t till the tunnel that he made a big mistake.
He stomped and sang and echoed. It was tons of fun.
But now the bear’s awake. Well, there’s nowhere to run.
With a little more care he would have tiptoed past the bear.
But now the bear’s awake he has to trick his way out of there.
How’s he going to do it?
The ending’s really cool.
I don’t want to ruin it, but this I can tell you:
It’s more than a story, it’s a rhyme with a flow.
So read it out loud. Go on, give it a go.
Want to see more (including spoilers): see this delightful story in full (without the rhyme and with only a few of the pictures).