Watercolor paints

Are magical to me.

Look inside my paint box,

And this is what you’ll see:

Some cowboys riding horses,

A twinkling summer star,

An elephant, a barking dog,

A purple racing car,

A winter night, some spiders,

An orange hula hoop,

A policeman, and a fire truck,

A bowl of alphabet soup.

There might be cocoa and cookies

Or a singing violin,

A yellow-striped rhinoceros,

A cat with a silly grin.

But open my paint box slowly—

It’s just so full of things

That ducks and bears might tumble out

With trumpets, drums, and kings!

Illustrated by Dick Brown