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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Little Red Hen page five

So the Little Red Hen went to see Miss Cat.

"I am planting some wheat to make us some bread.

Would you help me, please?"

"Not I," meowed Miss Cat, "I am very busy washing my face right now."


Friday, May 30, 2008

Little Red Hen page four

"Mr. Dog," said the LITTLE RED HEN, "I am planting some wheat to make us some bread--would you please help me?"

"Not I", growled Mr. Dog.

"I was on watch last night and didn't get much sleep."

"I must rest now."


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Little Red Hen page three

Right then, the LITTLE RED HEN decided to become a FARMER in a small way.

But, you know, farming is not always easy, and when she was preparing the soil to plant the wheat seeds, she thought she might as well ask some of her neighbors to help out.

Of course she planned to share the bread with those who helped.

So, first she went to ask Mr. Dog.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Little Red Hen page 2

One morning the little red hen was making her usual rounds of the farmyard looking for some tasty bugs to eat when she found a canvas bag filled with grains of wheat.

"I COULD eat these grains right now", she thought, "or I could plant them, harvest them, mill them and then bake a delicious loaf of bread from them. Oh my, how good THAT would be!"


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Little Red Hen

This is the TRUE story of the Little Red Hen as re-written especially for you by Uncle Tom.

Once upon a time there was a Little Red Hen.

She lived in a nice farmyard with her neighbors: Miss CAT, Mr. DOG, Young PIG and Madam COW.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Little Red Hen.

Hello again. Nice to talk to you!

Do you know the story of The Little Red Hen?

It is one of my favorite children's stories.

I like it so much that I have written it new.

I changed it from the old way of telling to a new way which I think is even better!

I like to draw pictures too and I have made some for my Little Red Hen story.

But I want to work a little more on some of the pictures so I will not start telling you the story just yet.

You will have to wait for two days and then I will begin my new The Little Red Hen.

I can hardly wait myself!

See you next Tuesday!

Uncle Tom

Friday, May 23, 2008


David was five years old when I helped him at pre-school.

He especially liked to use scissors and cut different shapes from colored paper.

Then he liked to paste the cut colored paper onto another sheet of paper to make pretty designs.

Some of his designs looked like flowers and some looked like people or animals.

He liked to put very bright colors together, like lime green and fire-engine red!

He was a quiet boy and working by himself with his art made him happy.

Sometimes he would spend the whole day except for recess playtime and lunch at a table cutting and pasting his beautiful designs.

I liked his pictures very much!


Thursday, May 22, 2008


This little boy's name is Christian.

He was only three years old when I helped take care of him.

He was the "clown" of the group of children and liked to make everybody laugh.

He was also very lively and loved to climb on a couch and jump up and down!

Best of all for him was making masks out of cardboard paper and he would wear the mask he made all day long.

He didn't want to take his mask off to eat lunch and he didn't want to take it off when his mother came to pick him up in the afternoon!

Christian was a very funny boy!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008



This is a sketch of a little girl named Brittany.

She was about four years old when I drew this picture.

Brittany stayed in a wheel chair most of the time because she could not walk.

Some grown-up people would push her wheel chair and she was usually content it seemed to me.

She had a hard time talking too. She could only make some sounds and you would have to guess what she meant.

I wondered what her life was like.

Some days she was very quiet but the day I made this drawing she was very happy.

That made all of us very happy too!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008




A few years ago I spent part of the summer taking care of some special children.

These kids were special because they were different from other kids.

They had problems--not just what to wear or what game to play next.

Their problems were more like if they could walk or talk.

Life was not so easy for these kids and every day was a challenge for them and for me too.

Most of the time we were happy, but not always.

I like to draw pictures and I drew pictures of some of the special kids which I am going to show you.

I hope your day is nice!

Uncle Tom


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Jillian and Goat

Jillian visited an interesting petting ZOO.

One of the animals she could pet there was a young GOAT.

Here is a photo of Jillian and the friendly little GOAT.

People and animals have always depended upon each other.

What animals do you know best?


Friday, May 16, 2008

Funny Hat


Yesterday I sent you a photograph of a very cute BABY DONKEY.

I have a friend named SUE that takes care of a lot of donkeys.

Most of her animals are very old but she sometimes cares for BABY DONKEYS too.

You will meet some of my friends and meet some of their animals here.

I am very lucky to have good friends.

And I would like you to be one of my friends too.

Here is a photograph of me.

I am wearing a funny hat.

It is just a plastic bottle now but I will make it into a bird hat!

I like to use old newspaper and plastic bottles and things to make other funny things like hats and masks.

Do you like to make art and craft things too?

Do you have a pet like the BABY DONKEY Sue has?

Thursday, May 15, 2008



Do you know this animal?

That's right!

A baby DONKEY!

And do you know what this baby says?

You're right again! (hee-haw!)

DONKEYS are lovely animals, don't you think?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Easter Eggs


Here's Uncle Tom again.

Nice to have you back!

Here is a new photograph.

This girl looks VERY happy

Do you remember her name? (Jillian)

Of course.

Guess why she is so happy.

That's right!

She is just finishing a tasty Easter Egg!

"Easter time is the time for eggs,

And the time for eggs is Easter time!"

That's all for today.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Easter Eggs

The Pirate Princess party was a raging success!

Now the Pirate Princesses change into their every-day costumes and return to their every-day homes.

But there is a little bit of Pirate Princess lurking in every one of them--and that little bit will be with them forever! (Yo, Ho, for the life of a Pirate Princess!)

Jillian returns from make-believe land to help Mom and Dad collect some Easter eggs!

Did she find them all?


Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Feast Goes On!


Captain Kez and Beautiful Anne the Terror of the Bounding Main stand by to grant all the wishes of the gathered Pirate Princesses.

Pirate Princess Jillian and her Favorite Friend Sarah gracefully dine on the splendid fare of the wonderful Pirate Feast.

Could there be anything more delightful than this Pirate Princess Party??

It's REALLY GOOD to be a Pirate Princess!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Pirate Princess Feast

Ahoy me hearties!

The party feast is being spread for the Pirate Princesses!

It looks like some of their favorite foods will now be served:

Scrumptious hot dogs from far away lands,

the most tasty of finger foods: Eglantine Potato Chips!

And the feast will be topped off by yummy Sunshine Cake and Madagascar Moo Ice Cream!

Oh, what Pirate Princess delights!!


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pirate Princess Party

Avast ye swabs!

It's time for the Pirate Princess Party!

Yo! Ho! Ho! And a bottle of lemonade!

Captain Kez of the good ship Neversink and his scurvy henchman Big Joe have gathered up all the pirate Princess in the neighborhood for the pirate party of the century!

(Big Joe is so tough he wears a huge snake for a belt!)

It looks like it's pirate grub for all and endless fun and games!

And it's HO! For the life of a Pirate Princess!!


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Jillian Picks Wild Flowers


Nice to be talking to you again.

This is your Uncle Tom again.

Today I would like to introduce a very special girl to all of my readers.

Her name is Jillian and she is five years old.

She just had a wonderful birthday party which I will tell you about in the next few days.

In the photograph she is holding some pretty wild flowers.

Is she going to give them to someone?

I think she picked them for her mother.

What a sweet present!

That's all for today!

See you tomorrow.

Uncle Tom


Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Last week I said I was going to show you our cat, Maggie.

Here she is!

She is a visiting cat who really lives in the apartment next door but she likes to visit us once or twice a day to see how we are.

When she comes in she always sniffs everything to make sure all is well and then she usually lays down on the carpet to take care of her very soft fur.

She washes herself with her tongue and she is a very clean cat because she never stops washing!

Sometimes she naps at the foot of our bed but when she is ready to leave she goes to the door and waits for someone to open it for her.

She talks to us in purrs when she is content and sometimes she will meow at the door to come in.

Aren't cats fun?

Goodbye until tomorrow.

Uncle Tom


Saturday, May 3, 2008

New friends


It's Uncle Tom again.

I'm happy you are here by the computer for me to write to!

Since I would like to be your real friend I am going to tell you a little more about myself. Maybe you will tell me a little about yourself sometime if the grown-up with you will write it down.

I live in an apartment in a little town.

It is not as big as a house but it is just right for me.

I live here with my wife, Tanya. She is a very nice lady and you can see a photo of her attached to this letter.

We have a cat that visits us every day. Her name is Maggie the Cat. She is very soft and furry and spends a lot of her time licking her own fur to keep it nice and clean. She is always so clean she smells good!

I'll tell you some more about Maggie the Cat on Tuesday since I will be gone for the week-end.

I'll send you a photo of her on Tuesday too.

Good talking to you.

Bye for now.

Uncle Tom


Friday, May 2, 2008


Hi, Kids!

This is Uncle Tom welcoming you to our new blog.

I am writing you from Ahimsaland and it is a beautiful day here! The sun is shining and I can hear some birds talking things over in the green tree outside my window.

You are sure looking happy today!

Here's my photo so you will know what I look like.

I think this is going to be fun for all of us!

Have a great day!

Uncle Tom


Hello adult friends of kids.

This blog is for the kids you love.

I will make it interesting for them since they are the ones I would most like to communicate with and I hope it will be interesting for you also.

Since the kids I am reaching for are very young--pre-readers, I hope--you will have to read the messages and stories to them. I will also have plenty of pictures for them to enjoy.

There will be a blog from me, Uncle Tom, every day except Sunday and Monday--my days off and I hope it will be an early morning posting.

Best wishes to you!

Uncle Tom