This little book is filled with vivid images and whimsy. The author believes that children learn to enjoy reading, art, and writing if they are encouraged to recite rhymes, write their own poems or songs, and are given a chance to illustrate. Some of these little lyrics were written when the author was very young. Others were written decades later for her son Andrew, who grew up to be a writer and a lawyer and lover of art. These poems and stories are meant to be read aloud, especially to young children. The author has been drawing and writing since she was a little girl. Her imagination lets her ''see'' the world in a whimsical way. The poems and stories in this collection are meant to trigger imagination in a youngster who is able to read or is being read to.