There was a time when the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was as famous as Elvis Presley in the 70s (minus the mutton chop sideburns and rhinestones, of course.) I bet that even if you don't recognize his name, you still probably know his poems. "Listen my children, and you shall hear, Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. . . " His poem "Paul Revere's Ride" is beloved and still well-known.
This sweetly-illustrated edition of Longfellow's poem, The Children's Hour, is an affectionate telling of memories the poet had of his daughters' childhoods. Every evening, while he was working at his desk on another poem, his daughters would break into his office to spend time with their dad. They did this every evening, so he came to call the time the "children's hour". It's a short and sweet poem that both parents and kids will enjoy.