Thursday, October 29, 2009

Animal Crackers and Cocoa to Drink

There was a little book that we read quite a bit when the kids were little and even today it brings back the sweetest memories to me.  Out of the little book, was a favorite poem that we loved.

The book was called "A Merry-Mouse" book of Favorite Poems" by Priscilla Hillman. The pictures were really sweet.  The Poem is called "Animal Crackers" by Christopher Morley.  It is definitely in my list of "Cozy Things".  

Animal Crackers
by Christopher Morley

Animal Crackers and Cocoa to drink

That is the finest of suppers, I think,

When I am grown up and can have what I please, 

I think I will  always insist upon these.

What do you do when you're offered a treat?

When Mother says, "what would you like best to eat?"

Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?

It's cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen's the coziest place that I know:

The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,

And there in the twilight, how jolly to see

The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

This poem always makes me hungry for animal crackers in the literal sense; click here for a yummy animal cracker recipe

Click here for an updated post and Cocoa and Animal Tea Party post


  1. Delightful! I am glad you posted this. Now I can find it whenever I need to! :)