I’ve had the most amazing day!
I traveled thousands of miles away.
I went to planets, to stars, the moon.
I talked to a cow and a blue-faced baboon.
I learned why the anteater has a long nose,
And why the wind howls, and how the wind blows.
I practiced my whistling and learned how to skate,
How to press flowers, and how to cut bait.
I saw lowland marshes. I saw Highland flings.
I saw butter churning and butterfly wings.
Will you come tomorrow? It’s not very hard—
I did it all with my library card.

[illustration] Illustrated by Parry Merkley