Dear Aunt Francis

by Marilyn Helmer
Dear Aunt Francis:

Thank you for the finger paints.
I like your gift so much!
I’ve painted everything in sight.
I’ve got the artist’s touch.

I’ve painted murals on the walls,
I’ve painted my dog, Rover,
Mom’s exercycle, Dad’s new shoes.
I’ve still got paint left over.

And here’s good news, Aunt Francis.
Mom says that I can stay
at your house any time I want
and finger-paint all day!

    See you real soon,

      Your loving nephew,



Text © Marilyn Helmer reprinted from Happy Birthday to Me!, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Jack Lindstrom. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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