What happens when a boy or a girl does not wear socks with their sneakers? The result, we might say, is not good! This story is about a very true situation that happened to a real little nine-year-old girl named Audra. She loves going barefoot, shopping with her grandma, but most of all, she loves doing cartwheels. Have fun reading this story to find out how the problem of the stinky feet is solved. Enjoy the drawings done by that very same little nine-year-old girl, Audra Gardner!
While visiting Israel a few years ago I purchased an olive wood nativity set. It is displayed in my family room, accessible to grandchildren all the time. Madison, my youngest grandchild, was playing with the set and became upset because the camel was too tall to go into the stable with all the other characters. I quickly responded, "Oh, poor Sam (the name just popped into my head!). I guess he will just have to wait outside. Poor, too tall Sam." Immediately, I knew this idea would make a great children's story. Madison, was going to enter 1st grade in the fall so I decided to write the story in controlled language for emerging readers. Madison was the first 1st grader to read the story. I have also included her drawings of "Sam, the too tall camel" and his family.