Come with Me!

By Mary J. Cartledge-Hayes

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    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.

    Illustrated by Parry Merkley