Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for March

The Three Little Kittens

Billy Pringle

Mrs. Bond

There Was a Lady Loved a Swine

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 9 Pinocchio Sells His Spelling-Book from Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi The Black Douglas from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin The Old Orchard Bully from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess Water for the King's Son from The Girl Who Sat by the Ashes by Padraic Colum Voyage and Shipwreck from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge Betsy Goes to School (Part 1 of 2) from Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher The Present That Ehud Brought to King Eglon from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The Sea Fight from Viking Tales by Jennie Hall A Frog Chorus (Part 2 of 3) from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch Hercules and the Wagoner from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Make Me a Raft from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin Daedalus and Icarus from A Child's Book of Myths and Enchantment Tales by Margaret Evans Price Jimmy Skunk and Unc' Billy Possum Tell Stories from The Adventures of Prickly Porky by Thornton Burgess The Fitting Story from The Sandman: His Ship Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
The Fairies by William Allingham The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear Eletelephony by Laura E. Richards Nonsense Verse by Edward Lear Nobody Knows by Walter de la Mare The Four Winds by Frank Dempster Sherman The First Bluebird by James Whitcomb Riley
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox

A Dog and a Cock, who were the best of friends, wished very much to see something of the world. So they decided to leave the farmyard and to set out into the world along the road that led to the woods. The two comrades traveled along in the very best of spirits and without meeting any adventure to speak of.

At nightfall the Cock, looking for a place to roost, as was his custom, spied nearby a hollow tree that he thought would do very nicely for a night's lodging. The Dog could creep inside and the Cock would fly up on one of the branches. So said, so done, and both slept very comfortably.

With the first glimmer of dawn the Cock awoke. For the moment he forgot just where he was. He thought he was still in the farmyard where it had been his duty to arouse the household at daybreak. So standing on tip-toes he flapped his wings and crowed lustily. But instead of awakening the farmer, he awakened a Fox not far off in the wood. The Fox immediately had rosy visions of a very delicious breakfast. Hurrying to the tree where the Cock was roosting, he said very politely:

"A hearty welcome to our woods, honored sir. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you here. I am quite sure we shall become the closest of friends."


"I feel highly flattered, kind sir," replied the Cock slyly. "If you will please go around to the door of my house at the foot of the tree, my porter will let you in."

The hungry but unsuspecting Fox, went around the tree as he was told, and in a twinkling the Dog had seized him.

Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin.