“By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig, Who was learning to squeal.”
Those are the opening lines from “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown.
There was something about this book that I loved. Loved it more than Brown’s more famous “Goodnight Moon.” Even now, when I read it to myself, I hear my voice reading it out loud and feel as if I’m moving forward and back on the glider in the baby’s room.
I read to my children each night since the day they came home from the hospital. Even when they were just days old, I read to them and sang to them.