I wrote several of these stories called "The What If Bedtime Stories" because I wanted to give my son Logan something comforting to hear before he fell asleep. It seems like the world is going crazy sometimes and it was important to me to just forget about everything else and fill his mind with fun and sometimes silly ideas. This is the 1st one I wrote:
What if we went on an animal safari?
We could travel to the African Plains.
Don't forget to bring the binoculars,
so we can really see the lions' manes.
We could ride all day in an open jeep,
letting the wind blow through our hair.
When the tigers let out a mighty growl,
it would really give us a scare!
Look at the colorful birds up in the trees,
and there's a giraffe - wow he's tall!
He's just busy eating all those leaves,
it looks like he's having them all!
I wonder what that is under the water?
Oh, it's a great big hippopotamus!
And coming close to take a drink,
it's an elephant - look at those tusks!
Keep your eyes open, there's a rhinoceros,
it looks like he wants to charge.
We had better hurry away from here,
that fellow is extremely large!
If you stop and listen close,
you will hear the monkey's chatter.
Look up in the trees and you will see
how they love to swing and scatter.
We could stop to walk around for a while,
but watch out for slithery snakes.
Maybe we should just ride around to be safe,
I'm scared of those things for goodness sakes!
We have found many animals on this safari trip.
Maybe we'll see them when we dream.
Let's not forget as we drift off to sleep,
all of the wonderful animals we've seen.