For Little Friends

By Pat Russell


My Grandpa’s Zoo

I went to see my grandpa.
I thought he owned a zoo,
For there were lots of horses there
And lots of brown cows too.
I saw some playful puppies
And heard a quacking duck.
There also was a small white hen
That liked to say, “cluck, cluck.”
The pigs I saw went, “oink, oink, oink”;
The kittens cried, “mew, mew.”
I really had a grand old time
While at my grandpa’s zoo!

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Cori’s Present

Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Yarn Corsage

(A Mother’s Day Present You Can Make)

What You Need

  • canning jar lid

  • large safety pin

  • scissors

  • 5 pieces green yarn about as long as your foot

  • 5 pieces flower-color yarn (like red or yellow) long enough to wrap around lid 10 times

What to Do

  1. 1.

    Wrap 1 piece of flower-color yarn around lid.

  2. 2.

    Carefully slide yarn off lid, and tie in middle with piece of green yarn.

  3. 3.

    Do steps 1 and 2 again for each piece of flower-color yarn.

  4. 4.

    Pin safety pin through knot on each flower so that green stems all hang down.

  5. 5.

    Fluff out yarn petals and cut off straggly ends.