Curtis And Me

Curtis And Me

by Louise Lefler Fry

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Overview

Curtis And Me is a series of humorous stories about a pig named Curtis and is written in poetic rhyming style. There are many animals and fantasy-like characters with various patterns throughout the book. The characters all have unusual names. The book is a delightful presentation of Curtis and his friends, including trips to different sites, such as, Bluebelle's Bluff, Jetson's Horn, Beatles Bay, Otter's Crest, Beaswell's Spire, and others. There are also tea parties and fun times with the animals. The book will transform the reader into a realm of fantasy, imagination, and humor and should appeal to people of all ages.



Louise Lefler Fry

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452006222
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Curtis And Me


By Louise Lefler Fry

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Copyright © 2010 Louise Lefler Fry
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ISBN: 978-1-4520-0622-2


Chapter One

Curtis And Me

All the way down to Elk's Grove I rode On my moped with an extra load It was Curtis, my pig Who's not too big He was more weight But we have nothing on our slate We'll just putter around And visit with a coonhound A wandering deer Whatever happens to be near Even that old boar Who is having a snore The speckled mule is one cool dude Enjoying his fresh green food The robin up in a tree Is chattering at me Curtis gave a grunt He was on the hunt For a wild tasty So I gave him a corn pastry Which he seemed to enjoy Along with a piggy toy The smell of a rosebud And a roll in the mud Augustine, the new cow Gave him a bow And Hildegard, the fat sow, shared her barley scone With him and a cinnamon bone Curtis tipped his tiny blue hat While Lumpster, the rat Gave a squeal And handed him a stuffed banana peel Then we rode down to the stream for a drink Tiffany, the titmouse, was thinking pink With her pink bonnet and dress Her go cart was a mess But she could care less She was going to a tea party with Priscilla, the lady rat, and Hokey and Muffet, the mice With homemade treats that will entice Them all Even that aerial corn ball That flew around the dell That had a slight skunk smell From the skunks, Odorfly and Fragrancia From Valencia So on that fragrant note Let's jump over the moat And run in the heather It doesn't get much better Than that Or the bird's nest on my new paisley hat!

Curtis And Me And The Tea Party

I rode my moped down the path With Curtis, my pig, who makes me laugh He rides with a flair And snorts with his nose in the air We stopped by the old oak tree Where we met Charley, the coyote He gave us a howl and wagged his tail As Kupid, the owl, took off on a sail Curtis gave a squeal So I gave him a banana peel Stuffed with avocado That he ate with bravado Then we rode to the flowering almond By the pond Where the frogs were croaking on their lily pads They are good ladies and lads And the toads were sneezing Which was pleasing Curtis rooted in the lotus frills And eating moss cake was a thrill Then he ran after June bugs And played with water slugs But Gazania, the tortoise, threw him a curve He didn't move He was taking a sunbath I had to laugh Again at Curtis Who had never seen a tortoise But he recognized Hildegard, the fat sow And Mabel, the cow Who were feasting on greens Curtis tried a wild bean Then he did a jig with Lumpster, the rat And Zoe, the cat Moosely, the macaw, saw it all Even the aerial onion ball And Françoise, the mouse, Who put up new curtains in her house Mumpley, the mole, came for a visit With the rabbit, Rivet They bought parsnip rolls And watercress cheese with holes Hubert, the hawk Gave a squawk And dropped a corn crumpet That got wet It fell in the creek So Bernie, the beaver, retrieved it And took it to Françoise's house Accompanied by Ruffles, the grouse They shared it with the others As well as the gnome brothers Kliffy and Kibblets dropped by With a chestnut cream pie Spangle berry tarts And the lady weasel, Miss Violin, made a frosted lime heart Even Curtis was invited to partake That would surely make His day And by the way He's wearing his new bow tie And he's not a far cry From being handsome Says Rosebelle, the tiny pig, who's from The town of Tupelo Where she learned to do the tango So she and Curtis did a piggy dance To add to the ambiance And Françoise sang her mouse song While Mumpley clanged the gong Later, they watched a movie On the big screen TV About a rat and a mouse And their pet louse When the party was over They all ran to the clover "Well, that's all for today" announced Charley Who took off on his Harley While Curtis and I left on our moped We'll get home just in time for bed So sweet dreams And snuggle up with those moon beams!

Fun With Curtis And Pals

My pig, Curtis, and I rode to Beaswell's Spire On our moped that has three tires It is very reliable As well as comfortable For Curtis who's strapped in He's not thin But his weight is well proportioned In lumpy portions He's wearing a tweed vest and his paisley hat Imagine that And dark glasses For those sun flashes I'm wearing my aqua jumpsuit And bronze boots We're quite the pair Even to Hickory, the hare Who ran along side of us With the bus That would be Scooter, the goat Who consumes bags of oats He sneaks into the barn in the back Unknown to Farmer Jack And helps himself as does his lady, Miss Crample Who's ample Then there's Hildegard, the sow Who hangs out with Augustine, the cow Curtis likes Rosebelle, the small pig Who does a wild jig When we arrived at Beaswell's Spire, we ate boysenberries And cherries Homemade sandwiches With cheese snitches And marigold cake That Curtis helped me bake Then we daydreamed While the sunbeams Were dancing Charleston, the horse, was prancing Underneath an azure sky As the eagle's cry Resounded in the heather And the golden weather Immersed us all Including that aerial corn ball That careened into Curly, the bear He didn't care He ate it with relish As well as the wildflower marnish Plus honeycombs Here come the gnomes Kliffy and Kibblets with Melrose, the loon And his wacky balloon So before this gets too complicated I debated For three seconds and decided to head home After a roam On our moped we stopped at our front door Where Odorosa, the lady opossum, was having a snore She came into our house With Tiffany, the titmouse And we all laid On the rug and played Old Maid That was so much fun As well as playing Wild Beans in a Bun The spiced apple juice tasted good Now we should All go to bed and dream of sunbeams dancing on toadstools Of singing mules Waltzing cows And those speckled sows Underneath a full moon Listening to the howling coons So that's all for now As Lily, the purple striped cow Gave all of us a bow!

A Ride To The Lake

I was in my little thatched hut Curtis and I were having a head butt I baked him a corn dumpling With a barley fling That he ate with relish As well as the flounder fish Then we went for a ride on our moped Melbourne was slow as lead But we cruised around the corner Stopped and said hello to Mr. Horner Who was walking his dog, Magnolia And his cat, Azalea They were going at a timid pace It was not a footrace They stopped by a tree And talked to Gulberth, the turkey Curtis and I had a round with the coonhounds Then he had a roll In his dust hole With Hildegard, the sow While Augustine, the cow Was feasting on greens And a few wild beans Moosely, the macaw Screeched as he saw It all Even the aerial lotus ball That flew in from the lake After a mild quake When Waddleton, the hippo Went el dippo Rumpley, the pelican, went to bed On his head And wouldn't you know Curtis liked Gazania, the tortoise, who's very slow Wild ducks were swimming And birds were skimming Across the water The day was getting hotter So Curtis went for a swim He's not too slim Then we took a roam On our moped and returned home What a nice way To spend a day Just Curtis and me Plus that fat turkey makes three!

Curtis, Me, And Merry Friends

Curtis and I rode on our moped, Melbourne To the golden field of corn Curtis had on his tiny blue hat And we were dive bombed by Barney, the bat While Ethel, the crow Put on her show Hildegard, the fat sow, was stuck in Mr. Couch's driveway He'll have to go another way With his weasel, Harwell As they navigated to the dell With Wesley, the small wart hog And his friend Blog Then they took a flier To Beaswell's Spire Where Ruffles, the grouse, has a summer home And Lumbo, the loon, likes to roam Around with Lumpster, the rat, and Rosebelle, the tiny pig Who gave a ripe fig To Tiffany, the titmouse And her pet louse Mr. Couch's wife, Blanche Took a chance And made her zucchini nut bread That's heavy as lead Mr. Couch Became even more of a grouch So he ran down to the swamp For a romp And who should come slinking around the corner But our neighbor, Mr. Horner His wife, Bertha, was hooking rugs And chasing bed bugs She's sort of a bore And hates to clean the floor There's the Horners' dog, Magnolia She's playing with their cat, Azalea Warner, the wolf, was on the prowl And Charley, the coyote, gave a howl Just as we drove up on our moped to the lake Where Tilford, the water turtle, was eating lotus cake The ducks were having a swim Rumpley, the pelican, is not too slim He ate too many fish Curtis and I wish We had some dessert So we'll go home and I'll make mango sherbert And bake a gooseberry cobbler That is a real squabbler Then Curtis and I will play Old Maid With Kliffy and Kibblets, the gnomes, who will raid Our icebox but it needs to be cleaned out Maybe they'll eat the pickled kraut And the peach fondue They're a good cleanup crew After another game Called I Need A New Name We'll watch a movie On the big screen TV Called Alabaster Egrets And Tell Me A Secret Someone's on the phone Freddy, the electrical man, is in a zone He will try to fix the recorder It's out of order And the doorbell doesn't ring Among other things Well, Curtis is getting tired My appetite has expired So we'll say goodbye for now And dream of a dancing cow!

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Curtis And Me....................3
Curtis And Me And The Tea Party....................6
Fun With Curtis And Pals....................8
A Ride To The Lake....................10
Curtis, Me, And Merry Friends....................12
Curtis, Me, And Acquaintances....................15
Events Of The Day....................17
Things Of Interest....................20
Curtis, Me, And Friends....................22
Strange Neighbors....................24
Major Concerns....................26
Curtis And Me On Christmas Eve....................28
Things To Laugh At....................30
The Gnomes And Friends....................32
Telltale Events....................34
Unique Ventures....................36
A Jolly Christmas....................39
Another Tale With Curtis And Me....................41
Christmas In the Neighborhood....................43
Timely Occurrences....................45
Fleeting Events....................47
The Local Tour....................49
Busy Bees....................51
Good Times With Special Friends....................54
Fun And Games....................56
Tea And Other Amenities....................58
A Grand Day For Curtis And Me....................60
Fashion Statements....................62
Happy Times....................64
From Dawn Til Dusk....................66
Activities Galore....................68
Curtis And I On The Move....................70
Moonlight Agendas....................73
Sparkling Adventures....................75
Pleasures Of The Day....................77
Noble Aspirations....................79
The Shoe Fits....................81
Places Of Interest....................83
Fun With Curtis And Friends....................85
Once In A Blue Moon....................87
Social Encounters....................89
Never A Dull Moment....................91
Fun In The Evening....................93
Good Times Never End....................95
A Chuckle With Friends....................97
A Mixed Up Day....................99
Major Activities....................101
Tea Parties Galore....................103
Daily Ventures....................105
Mr. Horner Takes A Flier....................107
Fun With Our Favorite Pals....................110
A Wild Day....................113
Good Times With Friends....................116
Curtis And I Have A Great Day....................119
Exciting Travels....................122
Life's Small Pleasures....................125
A Great Day With Special Pals....................128
Fun In A Shoe....................131
Curtis And I Share The Good Times....................134
Visits To Various Landmarks....................137
The Road Always Leads Home....................140
Jumping June Bugs....................143
Scenic Tours Are Cool....................146
Fun Stops On Melbourne....................149
More Exciting Venues....................152
New Adventures....................155
Turn Over A New Leaf....................158
Familiar Territory....................161
Let The Good Times Roll On....................164
More Fun Than Dancing Toads....................167
Fun Down The Road....................170
Rides And Rolls....................173
Scenic Routes And Tea Parties....................176
Fun Around Every Corner....................179
Surprises Always Appear....................182
Out and About....................185
A Day's Active Roster....................188
New Ventures for Curtis and Me....................191
Familiar Scenes Are Still Fun....................194
A Good Laugh At Life....................197
A Day Full of Surprises....................200
Always On The Go....................203
Memories Of A Joyful Day....................206
A Day's Journey....................209
Popular Activities....................212
Familiar Ventures....................215
Hop On The Merry Go Round....................218
Curtis And Me, And A Sparkling Day....................221
Bellows And Ant Holes....................224
June Fun....................227
Magic Around The Bend....................230
Smooth As Silk....................233
Always Something New....................236
An Invitation To Have Fun....................239
Another Wild And Wacky Day....................242
Happy Travels....................245
Hello And Goodbye To Another Day....................248

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