Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes, is a book about a girl named Wanda who is poor and two other girls named Peggie and Maddie. She wears the same old, faded, blue dress, but she tells everybody that she has a hundred dresses all lined up in her closet and she only wears them for parties. Nobody really believes her. Here is part of the story:

"Hey Wanda!" Peggie would say. "How many Dresses did you say you had?"
"A hundred all lined up." said Wanda then her thin lips drew together in silence.
"What are they like? All silk I bet."
"Yeah. All silk all colors."
"Velvet too?"
"Yeah. A hundred dresses. All lined up in my closet.

I am not going to tell you if she does have a hundred dresses or not, but if you want to find out look it up in the library. It's only 78 pages long. Here is another part from the story.

Peggie would ask, "How many shoes did you say you had?"
"Sixty shoes, or, sixty pairs of shoes?"
"Sixty pairs all lined up in my closet."
"Yesterday you said you had fifty!"
"Yeah. Now I have sixty."

It is a really great story about being yourself, and not worrying about what other people think. Enjoy reading it!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What Possession Would You Choose?

If I could choose only one possession to keep forever I would choose my stuffed, very loved (not very clean), have-had-for-over-5-years cat Menedy. I would choose her because I love her more than any other toy in the whole world! I've slept with her ever since I got her and take her everywhere that is possible. I take her to restaurants, stores (where I like to push her in the carts), in the car, on long road trips, to people's houses, and a LOT more! Here is the story of how I got her. (I can't remember the whole thing. I'll put a BLANK where I can't remember stuff.)

Mommy, Daddy, Maxim, and I were shopping at the mall, when I saw a little section of stuffed animals. Mommy and Daddy were looking at something, and there was this cat that was white, had rounded ears with pink in the middle, black and blue eyes, a pink triangle nose, and a striped blue bow tie. I started to play with her. Mommy told me that we were leaving now. I said something. I think it was this: "Bye, kitty! I'll come and visit you."

Mommy told me that when Vavo was visiting and we were shopping mommy told her the story and Vavo said "Why didn't you get that for her?" And she bought it.


In the car I was thinking about what was soon to be called Menedy when I think she said, "Kate, I've got a surprise for you!"

I turned around in my seat and I saw Menedy. I said, "I'll call her Menedy!" I was so happy and surprised!

BLANK for a couple of years.

I am so glad that I have Menedy. When you post your comments, write what your only possession would be and why.