Smell My Feet! 10 Seriously Silly and Sweet Short Stories for Squirts by Martha Rodriguez
An angel, a hero, and a cute dog named Charlie are just a few of the characters in this book of silly and sweet short stories for kids.
Don’t be surprised if you recognize yourself, a funny uncle, or a friend in one of the characters.
Boys and girls ages 7-10 will enjoy reading on their own or get everyone together for read-aloud fun!
An Angel Without Wings, A Hero at the Beach, The Man on the Bench, The Purplest Day Ever, Charlie’s Search, The Disappearing Doughnut Dilemma, The Puzzling Mystery of Lulu and D, Leaving, The Book Party (or, Has Mr. Humbleheart Lost his Mind?) and Smell My Feet!
The author has rated this book G (all ages).
From the short story “A Hero at the Beach”
The man who is standing on a paddleboard in the water can see it coming toward him. From where I sit, I can tell that he has already made up his mind to rescue the pink seahorse floatie that the wind has picked up from the sand and tossed into the ocean near him. I keep one eye on him and the other on the little girl who waits on the shore with her hand outstretched in the direction of her beloved pink seahorse. Small waves break over her tiny toes.
Her dad has been sitting on a big blanket enjoying the beautiful day and the warmth of the sun on his skin. He jumps up and walks over to his little girl. He picks her up in his arms and consoles her. The floatie is too far out into the water for him to retrieve it, but he promises to buy her a new one. “Okay, Daddy,” she says in a squeaky voice, but the frown on her soft pink lips, her droopy eyes, and the slouch of her delicate shoulders speak differently.
Paddleboard Man, as I’ve decided to call him, waves a hand at the little girl and her dad to get their attention. He points to the pink seahorse floatie and gives them a thumbs-up. I think I’m about to witness something beautiful.
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