I Wear A Mask
"I Wear A Mask," has become a favorite storybook for my 3 1/2 year old grandson Atreus. In Dubai, it is necessary to wear a mask in all indoor buildings. The rhyming structure, the imagination, the developmental age he is at, all seem to "work," with this book.
Atreus's favorite page is construction worker. We just went to the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world. 12,000 construction workers worked on it.
I did not want to, I did not ask,
But suddenly I wore a mask.
It felt so strange and so uncool,
To have to wear a mask at school.
Lots of people wear masks each day,"
I heard my mama laugh and say.
"Let's pretend, let us see.
Let's imagine who we can be.
I wear a mask and I can be...
a construction worker!
With sturdy boots and a hard hat, too,
and masks for certain jobs I do.
With wood and concrete, steel and glass,
I build it strong so it will last.