The next day Slimey gave Squirmy a tour of the city.
He took her to the Earthworm Museum. There they saw twenty different kinds of dirt in the Soil Sample Room.
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"One sweep, two sweeps, three sweeps, four sweeps!" said the Count. "Ah-ah-ah!"
Then he took down all the dirty old codwebs and hung up clean new cobwebs.
He even told his bats to take a bat-bath in their bat-tub.
"Lyuba," he said to his number-one bat, "don't forget to wash behind your wings. You, too, darlings."
"Don't worry," said the bats, "we'll get squeaky clean. Squeak, squeak, squeak!"
Velvet was not like the other kids, and she's OK with that.
"At lunchtime, Velvet not only carried a used brown paper bag, but inside of it were things like carrots and a butter sandwich. And she ate them."
"Well," said Mr. Filbert, "I have looked at your paintings very carefully. I have judged each one."
"Oh yes," I said, "and what have you decided?"
"I have decided that your paintings are very bad." And then he walked out the door.
Can Pucasso recover from this rejection? Is Mr. Filbert always this grumpy? To find out, you'll have to read the book.
When Zak asks for...
a triple-decker, super-duper burger deluxe. With lots of grease, and runny ketchup, fried onions, gooey yellow cheese that squirts at you when you take a bite, and at least a pound of pickles. The kind that make your mouth pucker.
His order is translated like this:
"Hey Cookie," she called out. "One moo meat all the way. And don't be cheap with the grease!"
And when Zak asks for chicken, all drumsicks, his order is translated to:
"Fry the bird. All pins," Lou called out to cookie.
Father Rabbit and Honey Bunny drove to town. They counted trucks on the way. Then they counted station wagons.
"Let's count police cars," Honey suggested. "There's one now."
Father Rabbit looked in the rearview mirror and slowed down.
For instance, here is a quote from "James and Toby" a board book based on THE RAILWAY SERIES by The Rev. W. Awdry.
Gordon the Big Engine had been working hard. The Fat Controller decided to give him a rest. "James will do your work," he said.
How would the other animals react?
If you wanna know the answers to these questions and more, you'll want to read David Shannon's very funny book "Duck on a Bike".
Then Duck rode past Goat.
"Hello Goat!" said Duck.
"M-a-a-a," said Goat. But what he thought was, "I'd like to eat that bike!"
In front of him was a giant oak tree full of acorns.
"Why, I can make pancakes out of them!" the man said.
He shook the branches and pounds and pounds of acorns came tumbling down.
I've never made pancakes from acorns. If you know a good acorn pancake recipe let me know... I'd like to try them.
The sheriff followed Owen outside. The coach had never stopped in Riverbend before, but now it stood motionless at the end of the street. A crowd gathered around it, but they held back, as if they were afraid to get too close.
It was easy to see why. The horses were covered with great stripes of some kind of shiny, greasy slime.
"What is it, sheriff?" someone asked as Ned Hardy stepped up to the coach. He didn't know. It was the strangest thing he'd ever seen, the strangest thing anyone had ever seen.