First Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for June

Tom, the Piper's Son

The Fly and the Humble Bee

Oranges and Lemons

Three Blind Mice

The Purple Cow

I never saw a purple cow.

I never hope to see one.

But I can tell you anyhow

I'd rather see than be one.

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Week 23 The Barbary Dragon from The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting Daniel Boone's Daughter and Her Friends from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston Beans from Seed-Babies by Margaret Warner Morley Fundevogel from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton Some More about Greece from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge The Tale of the Leprechaun from The Irish Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins The Night When a Nation Was Born from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Rosy Posy by Laura E. Richards
Missing by A. A. Milne
A Pretty Game, Anonymous
The Flowers by Robert Louis Stevenson I Love Little Pussy by Jane Taylor Good Night! by Victor Hugo The Days Are Clear by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Old Lion and the Fox

An old Lion, whose teeth and claws were so worn that it was not so easy for him to get food as in his younger days, pretended that he was sick. He took care to let all his neighbors know about it, and then lay down in his cave to wait for visitors. And when they came to offer him their sympathy, he ate them up one by one.

The Fox came too, but he was very cautious about it. Standing at a safe distance from the cave, he inquired politely after the Lion's health. The Lion replied that he was very ill indeed, and asked the Fox to step in for a moment. But Master Fox very wisely stayed outside, thanking the Lion very kindly for the invitation.

"I should be glad to do as you ask," he added, "but I have noticed that there are many foot prints leading into your cave and none coming out. Pray tell me, how do your visitors find their way out again?"

Take warning from the misfortunes of others.