Article Title

The Paper Kingdom


Karen Abbott


Nighttime, Family, Stories, Hard Work, Creativity, Preschool, Primary, Excellent

Document Type

Book Review


All tucked in and nearly asleep, a little boy is woken and dressed against his will. He wants to stay home, but his babysitter is indisposed. His parents take him with them to work while they clean an office building. They keep him entertained with stories of a king and queen and little worker dragons. The boy thinks it is unfair that his parents have to clean up after these careless creatures, until Mom and Dad remind him that when he is a king, he can make them clean up after themselves. When the work is done he is tucked back into his bed, and he slips easily into a land of dreams.