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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Finkle
By James D. Waedekin, Dan Drewes
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On the day Raymond is born, Mrs. Finkle thinks the world is divine. Picture-perfect in Daddy's hands, she knows his twinkle will surely shine.
Like his brother, he glows, laughs and cries. Like his sister, he glimmers, burps and sighs.
But alas, unlike the many Finkles before him, his journey looks somewhat bleak. Although he grows taller like the neighborhood toddlers ...
... Raymond will not speak.
Afraid for their son, the Finkles have Raymond's hearing checked. The ear doctor sends the bill and note:
"NORMAL. TESTS ALWAYS CORRECT."
Afraid for their son, the Finkles have Raymond's eyesight verified. The eye doctor sends the bill and note:
"NORMAL. DON'T BE TERRIFIED."
Mrs. Finkle thinks ...
"If Little Ray can hear, and Little Ray can see ... then why won't he speak like the other Finkles, even a little bit ... just for me?"
"It's quite simple," Mr. Spencer the Specialist confounds, compounding Mr. & Mrs. Finkle's fears. "Your little Raymond Finkle is COM--MUN--I--CA--TIVE--LY wrinkled!" And the Finkles fight back tears. "Do not fear. Trust me, I promise, this disorder soon shall pass. These phases are a bother, but rarely ever last!"
As Raymond grows taller, this "neverlasting soonly passing" spell hurts his schoolwork, and his little spirit too. He falls fast behind his classmates' skills and the lessons his teacher Miss Jones assigns for him to do.
If they do not get Little Ray some help, their son could fade before their eyes, so onward the Finkles search for answers from the SPEAKING WORLD's wise.
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