Carla the Little Red Hen – Pat St Pierre
One day Betsey found that her pet chicken, Carla, had lost all her feather. Carla was shivering from the cold. Betsey didn’t know what to do.
This story is included in the collection Read It Again
Betsey lived on a farm. She didn’t have a pet of her own but she wanted one. One day Betsey asked her dad, “May I have a farm animal for my very own?” “Well,” said her dad. “Do you think that you’ll be able to take care of it by yourself?” “Yes, I think I can,” said Betsey. “I want to keep a baby chick for my pet.”
Clarence the Cricket – Pat St Pierrre
Freddie was a very young boy who had a serious illness. He had to spend many days by himself. His former friends, who were also his age, lost contact with Freddie because of his sickness. When Freddie started to get better he became very sad because he had no one to play with. Hence, Clarence the Cricket appeared. Although Freddie actually found a real cricket he used his imagination to mold imaginary Clarence into his best playmate. They talked together, played games, and took walks. And Clarence became very real.
Freddie sat outside on a sunny summer afternoon and watched butterflies dancing around his mother’s flower garden. He had been sick with leukemia for a long time, but now he was getting better. Today was the first time his mom had allowed him outside. He sat in a chair with a book on his lap. The sun felt warm on his face, yet Freddie felt sad.
Mr. Sandman to the Rescue – Pat St. Pierre
500 words Children 5 – 7
One night Timothy couldn’t seem to fall asleep. He tried and tried but nothing made him sleepy. His dad called on Mr. Sandman to help.
Timothy couldn’t fall asleep. He tried and tried but he just couldn’t sleep. “Daddy,” he called. When Dad appeared in the doorway, Timothy said, “I’m thirsty. How can I fall asleep when I’m thirsty?” Dad went into the bathroom, filled a cup with water, and brought it back to Timothy.
Read It Again – 20 Stories for Children of All Ages
20 stories to enrich the lives of children. This book contains stories for both younger and older children. Always have a story to read at bedtime, whatever their age.
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The Cat in the Castle – Pat St. Pierre
750 words Children 5 – 7
Victoria, a princess, was afraid of mice. She was so afraid that she never came out of her bedroom.
Banffer Castle was set on a beautiful green lawn surrounded by gardens. One spring morning the queen said to her husband, “My dear King, our daughter, Princess Victoria, has been staying in her room every day. You must find out why she doesn’t want to leave her bedroom.” Right after breakfast the king went up to Princess Victoria’s bedroom.