For Little Friends

By Julie L. Moran


Joseph, Jacob’s Son

And the Lord was with Joseph (Gen. 39:2).
Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Elise Black

Love Pocket

(For your family bulletin board)

To make the pocket, you will need: an old shirt with a pocket (ask a parent before using), thumbtacks or push pins (or stick-on magnets, if your refrigerator is your family’s “bulletin board”), scissors, paper, and a pencil.

  1. 1.

    Cut out the pocket area from an old shirt (see illustration).

  2. 2.

    Tack the pocket to your family bulletin board (or attach the magnets to the back of the pocket and post on the refrigerator).

  3. 3.

    Cut several pieces of paper to fit in the pocket, and put them and the pencil into the pocket.

  4. 4.

    During the week, write or draw love notes to your dad or mom or someone else in your family.

[photo] Photo by Matt Reier

Dad’s Day Doodle-Dump Cake

1 can (16 ounces/454 g) cherry pie filling

1 can (16 ounces/454 g) crushed pineapple

1 box yellow cake mix

2 sticks butter or margarine, melted

  1. 1.

    Stir the pie filling and the pineapple in a large casserole.

  2. 2.

    Sprinkle the cake mix on top.

  3. 3.

    Carefully pour the melted butter on top, then stir everything well.

  4. 4.

    Bake at 450° F (230° C) for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in it comes out clean.

[photo] Photo by Matt Reier

Invitation

The next time it rains,
While the grass is still wet,
Off with your shoes!
Get ready, get set
For tramping, for stamping,
For tickling your feet,
For dripping, for slipping—
Grass jigging’s a treat!

[illustration] Illustrated by Mark Robison

Good Books for Little Friends

A Day with Alice and Sam by Sally Grindley Except for going to a street fair, the day is typical for Alice and Sam. They play with their toys, draw, and play an animal card game. What is not typical is the way the stories are shown, with pictures that help children read the stories by themselves. There are labels, too, that help children who are learning to sight read. And all is done attractively.

Little Mo by Martin Waddell Little Mo Polar Bear is trying to learn how to slide on the ice. When her big friends come to help her keep from going bump all the time, they start having such a good time with each other that they forget about her. When they leave, Little Mo practices and is soon sliding as well as her friends ever did.

Albie the Lifeguard by Louise Borden Albie’s friends signed up to be on the swim team. While they practiced, he stayed home and played “lifeguard.” He played at the pool with them after practice, and he cheered for them at swim meets, even though they always lost.

Flying Firefighters by Gary Hines This short book tells what a helicopter firefighting crew do from the first alert until the ground crew arrive and take over. Then the helicopter crew prepare their equipment and tools so that they’re ready when the next alert comes.