For Little Friends

By E. Joyce Blevins

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    When Martin Grows Up

    Picture story(click to view larger)

    Illustrated by Robyn S. Officer

    Bookmark for Father’s Day

    To make this bookmark for your dad or grandpa or someone else special, you will need: lightweight cardboard, scissors, paper punch, and two different colors of heavy yarn.

    1. 1.

      Mount pattern on cardboard, and cut out.

    2. 2.

      Punch holes where indicated.

    3. 3.

      Cut five lengths of yarn (three of one color, two of the other) as long as this page is from top to bottom.

    4. 4.

      Fold yarn in middle, then thread each piece through holes, as shown.

    5. 5.

      Cut off folded ends so that all ends are even.

    My Pony and I

    My pony and I—
    We like to go
    Nice and easy,
    Nice and slow.
    I curl my toes;
    He sniffs the air.
    We’re not going
    We have all summer
    To get us there!

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Robyn S. Officer