My Mom’s Favorite Book

by Darren Sardelli

My Mom's Favorite Book by Darren Sardelli

The book in my backpack
has 900 pages.
My dad calls it classic
and one for the ages.

My mom hasn’t read it,
but says, “It’s a winner!”
She makes it her stool
every time she cooks dinner.

  — Darren Sardelli

Copyright © 2020. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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About the Author

Darren Sardelli is a children’s book author and poet known for his humorous rhymes. He travels to schools, globally, inspiring students through poetry assemblies and writing workshops. Darren’s first book, Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie, has helped young people discover how much fun poetry can be. His poems also appear in children’s magazines, school textbooks, and popular children’s books such as Peter, Peter, Pizza Eater (a Scholastic Book List Best Seller), I Hope I Don’t Strike Out (Teachers’ Choice Award), One Minute till Bedtime (Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016), and School People (Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Finalist). For more information, please visit him online at

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