For Little Friends

By Pat Russell

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    My Big Parade

    My mama said, “Let’s take a walk,
    Just us and Baby Sal.”
    But Billie had to come along,
    For he was my best pal.
    Then Skipper wagged his tail real fast—
    He wanted to come too.
    We couldn’t forget Kitty Cat,
    Or she would cry, “Mew, mew.”
    We had to take my teddy bear
    And my clown doll, of course.
    And then I’d lead my big parade
    Upon my hobbyhorse.
    But after I had got them all,
    Mom put me on her lap.
    “You took too long to find these things—
    It’s time to take your nap!”

    [illustration] Illustrated by Susan Schmuhl

    Butterfly Lunch

    Body: carrot, scrubbed

    Antennae: short, thin strips of green pepper or celery

    Eyes: raisins, peanuts, peas, or corn kernels

    Wings: your favorite sandwich, halved

    Wing Design: thin slices of grapes, cherries, olives, celery, carrot, or whatever

    [illustration] Illustrated by Rhonda Pilcher