Our first grade class loves all of the Henry and
Mudge books by Cynthia Rylant. And we love winter! So we read
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days and wished for snow.
Unfortunately, we live in Oregon…so we only got RAIN! Rain can
be fun, too, however, especially when you are a girl like
Elizabeth who has a pet frog named Lily. We hope you enjoy
reading our story as much as we had fun writing it!
Elizabeth and Lily
In Drizzly Days
Written by Mrs. Chartier’s 1st Grade
on the book
and Mudge in the Sparkle Days
Story by Cynthia Rylant
Pictures by Sucie Stevenson
was winter. Elizabeth and her little green frog named Lily
loved winter because they loved rain. They were waiting by the
window for the first raindrop.
(written by Sean, Becca, Tyler, and Ashley)
morning Elizabeth looked out her window. She was looking for
rain. “Not yet, Lily,” she would say. At night when the stars
were out, she was hoping that rain would come the next day.
“Not yet, Lily,” she would say.
(written by Karli, Maddie, Mitchell, and Sierra)
morning Elizabeth and Lily looked out the window, and they saw
rain. “Rain, rain!” shouted Elizabeth. They put their faces up
to the window. Then they hopped all the way downstairs. They
were ready for a drizzly day.
(written by Michael, Kip, Devon, and Emily K.)
got dressed to go outside. First she got on her rain pants.
Then she put on her socks and her yellow rubber boots. Next she
put on her rain hat. Then she put on her raincoat. Finally she
put on her gloves and scarf. The last thing she grabbed was her
big blue umbrella.
(written by Trevor, Mariah, Nicole, and Eli)
was waiting under the chair. She didn’t need to get on anything
to be ready for the rain. She could swim good with her webbed
feet, and she had waterproof skin. They opened the door and
(written by Kelsey, Kolton, Chris, and Lauren)
First they jumped in puddles. That was great fun! Next
Elizabeth put her umbrella upside down in a puddle, and they
pretended it was a boat. Lily went for a boat ride! When Lily
jumped out, she and Elizabeth spun around in the puddles.
Finally they put their tongues out to catch the raindrops.
(written by Adam, Jasmine, Keaton, Justin, and Emily E.)
playing outside for three hours, Elizabeth and Lily were cold
and wet and tired. Elizabeth’s dad let them in and sent them
right into the shower. The water felt so, so warm! After that,
Elizabeth got dressed in clean clothes, and she and Lily ate
some dinner. Oh, did they love drizzly days!
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