THE MIXED UP MORNING
by Mercer Mayer
picture and story by Myra Smith



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    Little Critter slept soundly in his bed one morning.  His mother came to the door to tell him that he overslept.  She had already been to his room one time to wake him up, but he went back to sleep.  Little Critter was in a bad mood because he thought he started his day off bad.
    He went to get his favorite shirt out of the dryer, but is was dirty.  He had to wear a different one instead.  He went to the kitchen to eat his breakfast, but his sister had eaten all of the pancakes.  He had to eat oatmeal instead.  He could not find his lunchbox, he had to take his lunch in a paper bag.  The school bus came to pick him up, but he missed it.  He was not having a good morning. 
    Little Critter could not find his friends when he got to school, so he went to his classroom.  Little Critter wanted to read a book, but his teacher asked him to sweep the floor instead.  He finally decides that helping the teacher is a great way to start the day!

THE END

Critical thinking questions:

1.   If you were Little Critter, how would you have made your day go better?

2.    What would have happened if Little Critter had gotten up on time?





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