For Little Friends

By D. J. Sherwood and Linda Sherwood

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D. J.’s Testimony

I feel the Spirit start to grow within my heart (Children’s Songbook, page 109).
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Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Creamy Polka-Dot Bread

For each serving, you will need: 1 slice white or wheat bread, softened cream cheese, and 1 tablespoon raisins or any chopped, dried fruit.

  1. 1.

    Toast the slice of bread.

  2. 2.

    Spread the cream cheese on the toast. Then sprinkle the raisins or other dried fruit on the top.

[photo] Photo by Lana Leishman

Color Parade

Brown bread, brown bear,
Yellow butter, yellow pear;
Red balloon, red cherry,
Purple tulip, purple berry;
White mouse, white glue,
Black crayon, black shoe;
Green leaf, green key,
Blue plum, blue sea;
Orange yarn, orange fish,
Pink mitten, pink dish.

Good Books for Little Friends

Pig, Horse, or Cow, Don’t Wake Me Now by Arlene Alda This rhymed story includes all the animal sounds as one wakes another on the farm. The last one, a cat, wakes Billy, who was dreaming of an ice-cream-loving dog, “And of a hippo in deep water, / And of a baboon with her daughter.” The illustrations are all beautiful photographs.

The Peter Rabbit and Friends Cook Book by Naia Bray-Moffat What do you make when rabbits, pigs, and frogs come to dinner? Lucie’s recipes include Mrs. Rabbit’s Currant Buns, Benjamin Bunny’s Biscuits, Peppermints for Pig-Wig, and Peter Rabbit’s Party Carrot Cake.

The Spinner’s Gift by Gail Radley As white as the snow, as gold as the midday sun, as red as roses, the threads the spinner spins for the queen are magnificent in color and texture. When the thread is carefully woven into fabric, its beauty delights everyone who sees it and who eventually has possession of it, including the queen, the princess, her maid, the jeweler’s wife, a peddler, even a thief!

Mowing by Jessie Haas While Gramp rides the mower behind the two huge horses, Nora keeps a watch out for trouble. She finds a woodchuck, a fawn, and two killdeers and their nest. The woodchuck escapes down its hole, and Gramp cuts around the fawn and the nest, so all are safe. Then Nora drives the mower home.

Balloon-Bob Game

Give each player three inflated balloons of the same color. At the same time, everyone throws their balloons up in the air and tries to keep them all up. They can use any part of their body to keep the balloons up, but if a balloon touches the ground, it’s out. When a player runs out of balloons, he/she is out. The player with the last balloon in the air wins.

[illustration] Illustrated by Julie F. Young