Mother West Wind's Animal Friends

Paperback | August 24, 2012

byThornton Waldo Burgess

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Excerpt: ...up behind Johnny Chuck. Reaching out with the long stem of grass, he tickled one of Johnny Chuck's ears. Johnny Chuck slapped at his ear with a little black hand, for he thought a fly was bothering him, just as Peter Rabbit meant that he should. Peter tickled the other ear. Johnny Chuck shook his head and slapped at this with the other little black hand. Peter almost giggled. He sat still a few minutes, then tickled Johnny Chuck again. Johnny slapped three or four times at the imaginary fly. This time Peter clapped both hands over his mouth to keep from laughing. Once more he tickled Johnny Chuck. This time Johnny jumped clear off his doorstep. Peter laughed before he could clap his hands over his mouth. Of course Johnny Chuck heard him and whirled about. When he saw Peter Rabbit and the long stem of grass he laughed, too. "Hello, Peter Rabbit! You fooled me that time. Where'd you come from?" asked Johnny Chuck. "Down the Lone Little Path from the Crooked Little Path and down the Crooked Little Path from the top of the Hill," replied Peter Rabbit. Then they sat down side by side on Johnny Chuck's doorstep to watch Reddy Fox hunting for his dinner on the Green Meadows. Pretty soon they heard Blacky the Crow cawing very loudly. They could see him on the tip-top of a big pine in the Green Forest on the edge of the Green Meadows. "Caw, caw, caw," shouted Blacky the Crow, at the top of his lungs. In a few minutes they saw all of Blacky's aunts and uncles and cousins flying over to join Blacky at the big pine in the midst of the Green Forest. Soon there was a big crowd of crows around the big pine, all talking at once. Such a racket! Such a dreadful racket! Every few minutes one of them would fly into the big pine and yell at the top of his lungs. Then all would caw together. Another would fly into the big pine and they would do it all over again. Peter Rabbit began to get interested, for you know Peter has a very great deal of curiosity. "Now I wonder...

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Excerpt: ...up behind Johnny Chuck. Reaching out with the long stem of grass, he tickled one of Johnny Chuck's ears. Johnny Chuck slapped at his ear with a little black hand, for he thought a fly was bothering him, just as Peter Rabbit meant that he should. Peter tickled the other ear. Johnny Chuck shook his head and slapped at this wi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217840299

ISBN - 13:9780217840293

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