My teacher asked, “What did you do?”
And I had to reply
“I traveled all around the world
And I didn’t even fly!”
I went to my library
And though I’m just a child
I journeyed far by reading books
With adventures grand and wild.
With a cat I went to London
To visit with the queen
I went to Paris with Madeline
Oh, the places I have seen!
I really liked to hop on pop
And skip down the yellow brick road
One day I climbed up Jack’s beanstalk
And never left my zip code.
I picked blueberries with Sal
Went to school with Mary’s lamb
I even dipped three mice in paint
And ate green eggs and ham!
I met Peter in his pumpkin
An old woman in her shoe
But then I took those two books back
Because they were overdue!
Sometimes my parents read to me
Before I went to bed
I pointed to the pictures
And they told me what was said.
We would snuggle up real close
And then we’d close the door
They read to me my favorite book
And then again once more!
Peter Stewart is an author, lecturer, performer and composer. Currently, he is the director of Sing and Learn Music and leader of the Potato Chip Band. His Web site is: www.peter-stewart.com.