Monday, August 3, 2009

Mr. Peabody's Apples

Submitted by Amanda from Lexington Park!
Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. Mr. Peabody a teacher in the very small town of Happyville. On Saturdays he coaches baseball. The team isn’t very good, but they always have a good time. One day after a baseball game, Tommy Tittlebotton thinks he sees Mr. Peabody steal an apple from the fruit market. He tells all his friends, who tell all their friends, and parents, who tell all their friends in the very small town of Happyville. The next Saturday, no one shows up for the baseball game except for Billy. Billy tells Mr. Peabody that everyone in town thinks he is a thief because Tommy Tittlebottom told them that Mr. Peabody stole an apple. Mr. Peabody proves to Billy he is not a thief, and he runs off to tell Tommy. When Tommy finds out, he goes to Mr. Peabody to apologize, but Mr. Peabody tells him it would be as difficult to undo the rumor that he is a thief as it would be to pick up a pillow full of feathers that have been spread around by the wind. This great tale help kids of all ages realize the power of their words, and teaches a great lesson about spreading rumors.

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