By Clara Dillingham Pierson, F. C. Gordon
A pleasant quantity of nature tales for teenagers. provides the adventures of mom Eel, the Playful Muskrat, the Snappy Snapping Turtle, and the opposite Pond humans. those tales are filled with humor, but cleverly express information regarding the frogs, minnows, and different pond citizens and sometimes recommend an ethical in a fragile demeanour which no baby may face up to. ideal for kids a while five to 7.
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As she spoke she took a great mouthful of pondweed and swallowed it. All but one of the young Minnows swam quickly away to do as she had told them to. This young Minnow wanted to know just how and why and all about it, so he stayed to ask questions. You know there are some questions which fishes cannot answer, and some which Oxen cannot answer, and some which nobody can answer; and when the Mother Minnow told the young Minnows what she did, she had nothing to tell. But there are some young Minnows who never will be satisfied, and who tease, and tease, and tease, and tease.
Each Caddis Worm found his own, and fastened them together with a sort of silk which he pulled out of his body. They had nobody to show them how, so each planned to suit himself, and no two were exactly alike. "I'm going to make my house big enough so I can pull in my head and legs when I want to," said one. "So am I," cried all the other Caddis Worms. " When the tiny houses were done, each Caddis Worm crawled inside of his own, and lay with head and legs outside the front door. The white part of their bodies did not show at all, and, if they wanted to do so, they could pull their heads in.
This young Minnow wanted to know just how and why and all about it, so he stayed to ask questions. You know there are some questions which fishes cannot answer, and some which Oxen cannot answer, and some which nobody can answer; and when the Mother Minnow told the young Minnows what she did, she had nothing to tell. But there are some young Minnows who never will be satisfied, and who tease, and tease, and tease, and tease. "Hurry along and eat all you can," said the Mother Minnow to him again.
Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson, F. C. Gordon