Roy radio river rain hat
Roger roll ring road
radish raisins rain rain boot
rags rocks roses root beer
Roy and the Radish Farm
By Jenny Loehr
was a magical rooster who lived in a red barn on farmer
farm. Nobody knew that had magic powers; however,
knew that very unusual things happened whenever was around.
was the farmer’s favorite animal. Each day worked hard on his farm,
growing to sell at the market. Every night took two bottles
of down to the river to share a drink with .
loved almost as much as he loved using his magic to play practical jokes
on the farmer. On this day, tricks went wrong. woke up
early, as he usually did, and crowed until he knew that was awake. It had
been that day, so after eating a quick breakfast and a handful
of , put on his and . .
While ate, planned the day’s practical jokes. With a quick
“Cock-a-doodle-doo!” he made a appear in the barn. He tuned the
to a rock ’n’ roll station, turned the volume up all the way, and hid the
under the hay. had just gone to work in the
garden when he heard the loud in the barn. He raced to the barn but you
couldn’t see the . He also didn’t see hiding behind a large
pile of , laughing to himself.
left the barn and went back to his garden. Slowly he
picked the and put them in a large crate. didn’t see that
was sneaking behind the . With a quiet
“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” turned the into .
didn’t notice until he tried to lift the crate and it fell on his foot.
was still hiding behind the , but he was not laughing
anymore. He felt very bad for as he watched him hobble down to his truck
that was parked by the . watched as
rode off down the into town. Many hours passed, and still
had not returned. was sad. He missed , and he missed
Late that evening, saw a truck drive up the by the
. He knew that it was . He watched him slowly make his
way out of the truck and into his house. lay down to rest his leg, which
was now in a large plaster cast.
felt so bad because he knew that would no longer be able
to work in the garden to make money at the market. wished
that he could do something to help . The next morning
awoke to the sound of crowing with the sunrise. At first, he was sad,
thinking about his broken foot, but when he saw his toes sticking out of his cast, he shrieked
with surprise and joy. On each toe was a gold . could
sell the gold and never have to sell again.
was so happy that he hobbled out of his room and grabbed two bottles of
. He slowly walked down to the where he met
and they sat happily all day, sipping and munching on