The Resourceful Mr. Owl



As the school year wound down, Mr. Owl had an increasingly difficult time convincing his students to focus on their lessons.


Although each school day only lasted from mid-morning until early afternoon, with a lunch break in the middle, grammar and history and math were — as far as most of the young chipmunks and squirrels and rabbits were concerned — no match for the temptations of fresh air and sunshine.


So Mr. Owl began to improvise, surprising his charges with afternoon popcorn parties and free-reading time and field trips where they climbed trees and “happened” to learn a bit of botany.


(Late April 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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