Fairy Tales and Poems and Things to Read While Saying Goodnight

Know you what it is to be a child? 

...it is to be so little 

that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear,

it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses,

lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything,

for each child has its fairy godmother in its soul.

Francis Thompson, 1908