For Little Friends

By Karen E. Hong

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    Jan’s Blanket

    God loveth a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:7).
    Picture story(click to view larger)

    Illustrated by Susan Curtis

    Date-Nut Bread Sandwiches

    1 tablespoon honey

    1 package (3 ounces/84 g) cream cheese, softened

    1 small loaf of date-nut bread, sliced

    1. 1.

      Add the honey to the cream cheese. Mix well.

    2. 2.

      Spread the cream cheese mixture on the slices of date-nut bread and serve.

    Optional: Using small cookie cutters, cut the bread into shapes, spread with the cream cheese mixture, and decorate the tops of the sandwiches with nuts or raisins.

    Tale of Tails

    As you read the poem, decide which animal is being described, then match that animal with its tail.

    A tail’s an appendage,
    And so well designed!
    It’s useful and handsome—
    Whose can you find?
    Whose tail swishes,
    Slapping at flies?
    And whose thumps the water
    When dread dangers arise?
    Whose helps it swing
    Through trees limb to limb?
    Whose moves it along
    Each time that it swims?
    Whose tail holds a quiver
    Of needles to swing?
    And whose twists around in
    A curlicue ring?
    Who has a tail that
    Acts as a prop
    To hold it erect
    When it slows to a stop?
    And whose tail seems happy
    And wags with delight
    Whenever a friend,
    Like you, is in sight?

    [illustrations] Illustrated by Dick Brown