Fran's Flower Paint
Picture and Story by Carolyn M Jenkins
Fran's Flower By Lisa Bruce
Fran found a flowerpot filled with soil. Poking out of the top
was a tiny green tip. "I will grow this flower," Fran said to Fred. She
took it home. "Grow flower," she said. But the tip stayed tiny. "I
think this flower is hungry," Fran said. So Fran went to the fridge.
Inside she found some of her favorite food.
She gave the flower a slice of
pizza. The next day Fran gave it a piece
of cheesburger. Then she gave it spaghetti, two chocolate chip cookies
and a large spoonful of strawberry ice cream. She even gave it one of
Fred's juicy bones.
But the flower didn't grow. The
tip stayed tiny. Fran got fed up.
"Silly Flower!" Fran said, and she threw it out the back door. The
flowerpot fell onto the ground and rolled away. The rain fell on it.
The wind blew on it. The sun shone on it.
Finally, the tiny green tip
grew...and grew... and grew. Until one day
Fran and Fred went outside to play. When they opened the door, a
surprise was waiting... A BIG BEAUTIFUL FLOWER-JUST FOR