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Shoogling with Bookbug – a Bookbug Week poem from Joseph Coelho
Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho has written us a poem all about shoogling and celebrating Bookbug Week 2023!
Watch Joseph Coelho read this poem aloud(this will open in a new window) on the Bookbug Instagram.
Two children take a book
off a library shelf,
a story is just the thing
to make them glow with health.
The book is filled with wonder,
filled with magic and delight –
at night they can't put the book down
when told 'turn off your light'.
The children's dreams are filled
with music and mayhem,
a parade of characters dance
dressed in glittering gems.
The children dance too
to the sound of a rolling bugle,
the children have no option –
they wiggle and they shoogle!
They shoogle and they shake
as books whizz up ahead
they don't want the dream to end
but awake upright in bed. . .
But now the sun is shining
and the children give out a squeak
they suddenly remember
it's the start of Bookbug week!
There will be events in their library
and in your library too
you can wiggle with Bookbug
you can shoogle the whole day through.
You can read and be read to,
discover stories, poems and songs.
You can search for a brand new fact
look at pictures all week long!
And when the week is over
and the shoogling all done
the library will still be there,
still be open for reading fun. . .
And Bookbug will be listening –
Oh that is guaranteed!
Hoping to hear your story –
hoping to hear you read.