A Monster is Coming! by David L. Harrison

By David L. Harrison

"Beginning readers who crave suspense can be attracted to this mild spin at the 'Chicken Little' motif."—Kirkus Reviews

When Inchworm misunderstands a talk among Mama trojan horse and her child, he warns Toad who tells Rabbit. Rabbit assistance off Mouse who signals Fox. earlier than lengthy they've concocted a monster of a rumor that's flat-out humorous! This Step 2 tale has uncomplicated vocabulary and brief sentences. it's excellent for emergent readers.

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A generous man, a noble spirit, a prince among cousins, and yet . . ’ Darius’s mother coughed. ’ Darius’s father smiled. ‘He’s never let me down. You can tell that to your brother, Darius. ’ ‘Come here,’ said his mother. She sat down beside Darius on the sofa and gave him a hug. Darius squirmed out of her arms. She laughed. ‘Now go on,’ she said. ’ Darius left. His mother got up and closed the door. She turned back to Hector. ‘He’s worried,’ she said. Darius’s father smiled. ’ ‘I know. ’ Hector nodded.

He tried to get off his knee, then put out a hand for Micheline to help him up. Eventually he clambered back onto the sofa. There was silence. ‘Cousin Julius will help,’ said Hector at last. ’ Micheline looked at her husband with a worried expression. ’ Hector nodded. Suddenly he turned to his wife. ’ He laughed. ‘Think of everything that can happen in a month. ’ 46 chapter 5 Darius wasn’t sure he really believed that Cousin Julius would come to the rescue, as his father had promised. After all, he wasn’t sure he really believed that Cousin Julius even existed.

He reached for the lamp that normally stood beside the bed. It was gone. He found it on the floor. Darius picked it up and turned on the light. Things had fallen off the chest of drawers in the corner. On the wall opposite the bed, a picture hook had come loose and the picture that had hung from it was on the floor, the glass in its frame smashed. Perhaps that was the noise that had woken him. His door opened. Darius’s mother looked in, wearing her dressing gown. ’ Darius nodded. His brother appeared in the doorway as well, 55 grinning.

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