A Book in Every Stocking

What’s in this stocking? What’s in this stocking?

It’s really appalling, it’s dreadful, it’s shocking!

Open it up. Go take a look.

Plenty of toys but not one single book!

Lots of cheap plastic which may look fantastic

Until it gets bust the next day.

Battery-powered toys which make plenty of noise

They’re horrible – take them away!

What’s in this stocking? What’s in this stocking?

It’s really appalling, it’s dreadful, it’s shocking!

Mass-produced tat. Look at all that!

It will only amuse for a while.

What children need is a book they can read

To give them a long-lasting smile.

What’s in this stocking? What’s in this stocking?

It’s really appalling, it’s dreadful, it’s shocking!

Please Father Christmas, please little elves,

Just give us some books we can put on our shelves!

 

 

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