Hello friends! Today on Lauri’s Stories we are going to be reading the book called “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman.
A mother bird sat on her egg. The egg jumped. I must get something for my baby bird to eat, she said. So she went away. Inside the nest, the egg jumped and jumped and jumped and jumped until out came a baby bird. “Where is my mother?” he said. He did not see her anywhere. I will go look for her, he said. Out of the nest he went. Down, down, down, plop! The baby bird could not fly. But, he could walk! “Now I will go find my mother”, he said. “Are you my mother?” the baby bird asked the kitten. The kitten just looked and looked. It did not say a thing. “Are you my mother?” the baby bird asked a hen. “No”, said the hen. “Are you my mother?”, the baby bird asked a dog. “I am not your mother. I am a dog”, said the dog. “Are you my mother?”, the baby bird asked a cow. “How could I be your mother”, said the cow, “I am a cow”. The baby bird stopped to think. The kitten and the hen were not his mother. The dog and the cow were not his mother. “I have a mother”, said the baby bird, “I know I do. I will find her – I will! I will!” Just then the baby bird saw a big thing. “You are my mother!” he said. The big thing said, “Snort!” For those of you who can’t see the picture, this is a picture of a big big digger at a construction site. “Oh no” said the baby bird, “You are a scary snort!” The snort lifted the baby bird up, up, up. Then something happened. The snort put the baby bird right back in the tree. The baby bird was home. Just then the mother bird came back. “I know who you are!” said the baby bird, “You are not a kitten, or a hen, or a dog. You are not a cow, or a snort. You are a bird and you are my mother.” The end!