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as tall as people, newborn joeys are as small
as jelly beans. (3) As soon as a joey
is born, it climbs into its mother’s pouch. (4) In
the pouch the Joey finds the ends
of special tubes. (5) These tubes contain milk. (6)
A baby kangaroo keeps their
mouth around these tubes for four months. (7) During
this time its eyes open, and
it grows hair. (8) Soon it looks less like a jelly bean
and more like a small
learn about the outside World. (11) Sometimes
when its mother nibbles on grass,
a Joey will lean out and taste the grass, too.
safety of the pouch. (14) By the time it is eight months
old, a Joey is too big to fit
inside its mother’s pouch. (15) It still pokes
its head back in when it wants milk,
but there isnt much room anymore. (16) By this
time the mother kangaroo usually
has a new little Joey safely tucked inside her pouch.
air for dangerous. (5) He wants to be sure there is
not a coyote or a hawk
all of my friends. (10) Then I run my paws through
their tan fur, scratching and
looking plant, a huge shadow passes over me. (15)
It’s a hawk!
(18) Once inside, everyone is safely. (19) The
predator is too big to fit into the
burrows. (20) Minutes pass. (21) Slowly I peek
out from the mound. (22) I am
searching for signs of the hawk. (23) I’m glad
I can see around me without
sticking my head out very far.
(3) Peter lives in an apartment in New York City.
(4) He has a two-year-old
brother named Farley Drexel. (5) Farley, whose
nickname is Fudge, is always in
trouble. (6) Peter feels that he gets blammed
for the mischief Fudge creates. (7)
That’s why Peter calls himself a fourth-grade
turtle. (10) Peter names the turtle Dribble.
(11) He keeps Dribble in a bowl, and
it’s in his room. (12) Fudge always wants to play
with Dribble when Peter goes to
mother rushes him to the hospital. (15) The doctors
give Fudge some medicine,
and the medicine makes Fudge feel better. (16)
But Peter is still very upset, so his
father decides to buy him a new pet.
annoying one just like Fudge. (19) But the best
thing about the book was that it
made me laugh. (20) The things that happened to
Peter and his little brother were
so funny that they made me realize my brother
is pretty funny, too.
door to the hamster cage was open, and wood shavings
from inside were
scattered on the desk. (3) Kareem rushed over to the
cage it was empty.
(4) He wondered how he could have been so careless.
(5) He must not
Chewy had escaped. (7) Chewy belonged to Kareem’s
friend Mark. (8)Mark
had trusted Kareem to take care of Chewy. (9) While
Mark and his family were
out of town. (10) Kareem felt terrible.
(11) He searched his room and the rest of the house,
but he could not find
Chewy. (12) Kareem thought about replacing Chewy
hamster and not telling Mark. (13) However, he new
that would be dishonest.
(14) Finally Kareem decided to buy a new hamster
and tell Mark the truth about
what had happened.
(15) When Mark came over to get Chewy the next day,
could answer, Kareem notices a scratching sound in
his desk drawer. (18) He
slowly opened the drawer and peeked inside. (19)
Mark coaxed Chewy out with
a peice of food and put him in the cage with the
(20) Both boys were relieved to have Chewy back.
(21) The boys had
bought yourself a hamster!” Mark exclaimed.
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