“I tried!” Pepe sighed as he threw himself on the couch, and then flashbacked to the events of the day…
Clang, clang, clang…the coins in Pepe’s piggy bank jingled as he walked carrying it around his neighborhood.
“Where can I bury all this money? I really don’t want to share it with other people,” Pepe thought to himself. “Once I empty these coins into a hole and cover it—ha-ha, like pirate’s treasure—I’ll have more space in my piggy bank to accumulate even more money, all for me…ha-ha!”
“These sheep are so cute!” Pepe said out loud while looking at the flock in the nearby field. Pepe and his parents were visiting relatives who live in a farm, and as soon as they arrived, he had jumped out and immediately run to see all the animals. Continue reading
“Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh!,” Pepe yelled as he ran from the hungry hyenas. “Help! Help!,” his legs were aching from running hard on the harsh ground of the savannah. The heat pressed in on him crushing him in defeat. Suddenly he fell and was too exhausted to get up.
“Retreat from battle, soldiers!” The knight shouted to the men fighting on foot. “It looks like the king sent us to a trap! This is a trap! The king lied to us. Run for your lives!”
Pepe closed the book. He couldn’t continue reading. How could a king be so bad? How could that king send his people to die? What was his motive? What a horrible heart that king had!
“Here you are, Pepe!” A joyful Bernice had finally found Pepe, “We’ve been looking for you all over the place.”
“Wah, wah, wah!” baby Alexander cried. “Wah, wah, wah!”
“What’s wrong with your little brother?” Pepe whispered to Katie.
“Hey…what are you losers doing here?” Bryan the bully yelled as he approached with a gang of his buddies.
“La-la-la-la-la…,” Pepe sang happily as he entered his home. He had just been at the library, and had with him books about insects, birds, trees, and camping. He was also thinking about the amazing bonfire he’ll help start at night! Pepe and his parents had plans to go camping over the weekend with some of their neighbors in a nearby park, and Pepe had been looking forward to that day for weeks.
Suddenly, he felt a terrible itching. He scratched, and he saw a bump. Then two…then three… Oops! Several itchy and ugly bumps on his tummy!
“It’s such a gloomy day,” Pepe was talking to himself as he walked in the park. “Gloomy, gloomy, gloomy…” He was walking heavily, as if all his energy had drained from his body. Continue reading