The Recipe to Forget a Bad Day

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“Mean Soup”

by Betsy Everitt

Horace had a bad day. He forgot the answer to question three. Zelda gave him a love note, and everyone teased him. Somebody in a cow costume stepped on his feet. Horace felt so terrible that he stomped on a flower and growled at his mother. But his mom had a great solution--to make soup together.

Read the book to find out the cool recipe that “stirs away a bad day.”

--Elaine, 7

Zion Lutheran School, Glendale


“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type”

by Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown was mad because his cows liked to type. He heard “Click, clack, moo” all day long. Then the cows said on a piece of paper, “The barn is very cold at night. We’d like some electric blankets.” Then the cows wrote, “Sorry. We’re closed. No milk today.” After that the hens were cold too. “Closed. No milk, no eggs,” the hens said.

I liked this story, especially when the cows said, “Click, clack, moo.”

--Victor, 8

Walnut Elementary, Walnut


“A Kiss for Little Bear”

by Else Homelund Minarik

Once upon a time a little bear drew a picture that made him happy. He decides to send it to his grandma. Little Bear gives Hen the picture. She takes it to Grandma. When Grandma gets the picture she is so happy she sends a kiss back with Hen. On the way back to Little Bear, funny things happen to Hen and the kiss. Does Little Bear get it in the end? Read the book to find out.


--Camille, 7

Top of the World Elementary, Laguna Beach


“Clifford Goes to Hollywood”

by Norman Bridwell

One day a man stopped Clifford and asked him if he would like to be in a movie. Clifford had to take a screen test and make funny faces. Finally he went to Hollywood. But then he started to get sad and tired. Will Clifford ever go back home? Read the book to find out.

--Adam, 8

Brentwood Science Magnet, Los Angeles




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