Little Mouse and the Big Leaf
by Miss Courtney
Once upon a time there was a little mouse who lived in a small cave.
Little mouse scurried around in the grass, like he did every day when a leaf suddenly landed on his head.
Little mouse knew what this meant. It is Fall. Fall is the time before winter when all the animals and plants get ready for the cold days ahead.
Little mouse already had a safe house. But, he still needed food to eat for the whole winter. He began searching. He found:
A few corn kernels nestled under a yellow leaf
A little piece of broccoli peeking out of a red leaf
A fragrant piece of cheese buried under an orange leaf
And a warm sunflower seed hiding under a brown leaf.
Little mouse took everything back to his house. He thought he might find one more thing and went searching again. He spied a large leaf and thought he might find a great treasure trove of food hiding. But when he lifted the largest leaf, "SSSSSssssss," it was a SNAKE!
Little mouse raced back to his house, snuggled in and waited for a new day. He used a leaf to keep warm and to hide from any snakes who might be lurking nearby.
Flannel Friday, it happens every week!