Lemons And Other Kid Tales
Three childrens stories with photo illustrations.
LEMONS: Karen is horse crazy. One day, it seems like everything is going wrong. From ripped jeans to dead snakes, she's determined to make lemonade out of the lemons life tosses her way.
ONE FINE DOG: Pete, the sheep dog, knows his business is to protect his flock. He'll do something downright impossible to make sure the sheep are safe.
A PRACTICAL CAT: Boots is living the good life, but really really wants to go chase a squirrel. But the Bigs won't let her out of the house!
She sped out the door and was soon heading across an open field. At least they lived close to the country, if not exactly in it. Hop over a couple of fences, cross the railroad tracks, then a short walk down the gravel lane. She wished her mom could understand she didn't want ballet lessons and school dances. Lately, it seemed like her mom was giving up on making her a girly girl. She hadn't objected when Karen talked Mr. Fredricks into hiring her.
Karen slid off the wood fence rail and heard the rip of her jeans. Twisting around to get a look at her rear end, she circled like a dog about to lie down. Luckily, it was just the pocket so she pulled it until the entire flap came off.
"Darn, darn, darn," Karen swore. Another pair of jeans ripped. Mom would kill her.
"Oh, well. You get lemons, you make lemonade," Karen muttered. She wasn't sure how she'd do that, but decided not to worry about it. Karen jounced down the slope below the fence. She had places to go, so no more time to waste worrying about Mom and her pursed lips and her tsk-tsk clicking tongue.