HUBERT'S HAIR RAISING ADVENTURE.
New York : Houghton Mifflin,
IL K-3 RL 6.8
I have a story to tell you! Please forgive my gossiping, but old
Elephant, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebra, Rhino, Gnu, and Leopard all wanted to
know, so I figured I should tell you too. By the way, let me introduce
myself. I'm Hornbill bird.
One day I was walking along
the Zamboozi Creek when I saw Hubert the Lion with his back end sticking
out of a tree! I love playing hide and go seek, so I decided I would
play with Hubert. You can imagine my surprise when I stuck my head
in the tree to find that Hubert was perfectly bald! He finally told
me that, while he was sharpening his claws on a rock, a spark flew up and
burned off his mane. Once I flew off and told everyone Hubertís problem
we decided we needed to help him. We had all different kinds of ideas,
but I think it was Elephant that remembered that crocodile tears can grow
back hair. The problem was that Crocodile was really crafty and creepy.
None of us wanted to go, but Elephant was very brave and went alone.
Crocodile was not about to give up his tears, but when he heard what had
happened to Lion he laughed so hard, he cried. Elephant gathered
up the tears and was on his way. No one knew what to expect as Elephant
applied those tears to Lion's head. We all fell asleep, but when
we woke up we were all tangled in Lion's new mane. Now Lion had a
new problem and so did we! I'm sorry, I have to be on my way.
You'll have to read what happened next in Hubertís Hair-Raising Adventure
(Lorie Green. Library Media Specialist, Manor Hill Elementary, Liberty,
Lions -- Fiction
Animals -- Fiction
Stories in rhyme
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