Bob the Bird's Bad Day

Bob the Bird is an uncooperative patient. Bob is an impatient photo subject. He doesn't want photos taken of his broken leg in its cast. Bob had an unfortunate encounter with a mesh laundry hamper. Further details are classified.

Bob the Bird broke his leg.
He was not in his cage.
His leg was in a net.
Bob was a sad pet.
Bob went to the vet.

The vet set Bob's leg.
The vet made a cast.
He used tape.
The vet used bits of kabob skewers.
The skewers kept Bob the Bird's leg straight.
Bob's leg had to get better, but
Bob did not like the cast.

Bob is a sad pet.
Bob pecks and pecks.
Bob pecks all week.
Will Bob eat the tape?
Will Bob get sick?

Bob the Bird went back to the vet.
The vet made a new cast.
Bob likes it better.
But Bob's leg is not all better yet.

I bet Bob the Bird would get better if I put on the Hartz Canary Training Record. A big herd of birds would sing to Bob. They would sing with polkas, mazurkas, waltzes, marches, hat dances, and the Star Spangled Banner.

It is hard to write a beginning reader book! Hats off to Dr. Seuss.

© 2007 Nancy L. Ruder


Christine Thresh said...

Is Bob your bird?

Collagemama said...

Bob, the elementary class' bird is better now. His cast is off. He still doesn't put much weight on his leg.


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