Emily had always been friends with Bear, Moose, Beaver, and Wolf. During her first week of kindergarten thing's begin to change.
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Just a bunch of animals
By Courtney Wood
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"David, quit acting like a bear. Wake up, and go outside to play with your sister. You're not hibernating on a beautiful day!"
David's mother was a park ranger and often called her children by the animals they acted like. This was a game she and her children loved to play.
"What were you this morning?" David asked his younger sister now that he was outside.
"A woodpecker," giggled Ayla.
"A woodpecker?" David repeated.
"I found Dad's tools and helped fix the chairs in the kitchen!"
"Oh," replied David with a smile.
David and Ayla decided they would hunt for worms in the garden. They were heading out on their first camping trip after lunch. "Look, Mum! We found ten worms for fishing."
"That's great. We'll be able to catch lots of fish with those. Now, you two robins go wash your hands for lunch."
"Robins?" laughed the children as they flapped off to the bathroom.
For lunch, David and Ayla's mother made veggies and dip with grilled cheese sandwiches. "All those carrots need to be crunched up before we go camping, little bunnies," said their mother.
"Yes, Mum," said Ayla as she scrunched and wiggled her nose.
Packing for the camping trip was tough work, especially now that their bellies were full of lunch.
"All right, you beavers. If you cram that last bag in the trunk, it'll be all damned up, and we'll be ready to go."
"Uh, okay, Mom," said David, a little confused. He didn't know what she meant by damming up the back of the truck.
"Are we there yet?" asked Ayla for the hundredth time.
Their mother sighed. "Yes, Ayla, now we're here!"
After they picked a spot to camp and set up their tent, both children ran off to the lake to explore. "Don't wander too far," said their mother.
"Okay!" shouted David.
Before David and Ayla reached the water, they heard grumbling in the bushes. "What's that?" whispered Ayla.
"There's something in the bushes," David whispered back.
He took Ayla's hand, and they slowly and quietly stepped back. As they did, they could see a sleeping black bear curled up in a ball. "Shh," whispered David. "we'll tiptoe around him this way."
"That's what you sound like when you're sleeping," giggled Ayla as they snuck around the sleeping bear.
"BANG, BANG, BANG — that's what you sound like in the morning," said David, looking up in the trees as the passed a giant woodpecker.
"Only when I'm fixing chairs," she laughed.
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