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The Adventures of Kathleen the Great and Mark the Meek 英勇凱薩琳 與害羞馬克歷險記

Meet Kathleen the mouse
and Mark the elephant.
Kathleen is very brave and likes adventure, but Mark is
very shy and scared of many things. But friends stay together,
so Mark follows Kathleen
wherever she goes.
Sometimes they get into
some very sticky situations.


A very boisterous birthday bash 生日狂歡派對

his is the worst birthday ever,” Mark said to himself as he walked home from school. His tail hung low and his trunk dragged along the sidewalk. None of his friends had remembered his birthday. In fact, he hadn’t received a single card or present.

As he approached his house he noticed a banner hanging between the two oak trees in his garden. The sign said “Happy birthday Mark! We love you!” Suddenly all of his friends jumped out of the bushes and shouted “Surprise!” Kathleen ran forward and gave Mark a hug. “You didn’t think we’d forget your birthday, did you? Follow me. This will be the best birthday ever,” she said.

The first game they played was pin the tail on the donkey — with a real donkey. Everybody was having a great time until a duck with a wrinkled old beak appeared in the garden. It was Mrs Fozel, Mark’s neighbor. “How can I get to sleep with you kids making all that noise?” she screeched. “We’re very sorry Mrs Fozel. We’ll try to be quieter,” said Mark.

After she left, everybody wondered what they could play. “Why don’t we play on the see-saw? That shouldn’t be too noisy,” said Kathleen. So she got out the see-saw and pretty soon they’d forgotten all about pin the tail on the donkey. They played in total silence, but before long Mrs Fozel and her wrinkled old beak appeared once more. She looked furious. “How many times do I have to tell you kids to stop disturbing me? I’m trying to sleep, but all I can feel is BUMP BANG CRASH every time you use that see-saw. It’s like an earthquake,” she screamed. Mark felt guilty. “Perhaps we shouldn’t let the rhinos and elephants use the see-saw anymore,” he said.


Write your own ending to the story! 寫下你的故事結局:

Idea 1: Kathleen suggests soapbox racing. How do they make the carts? Who is the fastest? Where do they race? Do they annoy Mrs Fozel?


Idea 2: Kathleen organizes a puppet show. What kind of puppets does she make? What kind of show is it? Are they noisy?


Idea 3: They have a pillow fight! Whose pillows do they use? Where do they have the fight? What does Mrs Fozel think?


Mrs Fozel went home but everyone was sad. They sat around wondering what to do, when suddenly Kathleen stood up. “I know what we can do! This will be great, and not even Mrs Fozel will be able to spoil our fun…”








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