Nana woke up to her favorite sound. Birds were singing in the air outside. When she stepped carefully down the stairs they got louder and louder. She soon realized it wasn’t a bird, but Flat Stanley doing a perfect cardinal whistle.
He’s been practicing his whistle for a long time and has really gotten good at it. Can you whistle like a bird?
“Flat Stanley, your whistle fooled me today, I thought we had a flock of cardinals in the yard.” Nana said to him.
Flat Stanley smiled up at Nana and told her about his morning. He got up early and went wandering around the yard. The storm last night left wet grass, big mud puddles and a lot of happy birds in it’s wake.
When Flat Stanley saw the big puddles of mud, you know what he wanted to do, you know he had to; you know he did!
Jump splash boom, splasha splasha splasha GOOOOOON!!!! Who’s the goon, who’s the goon? Not me not you, SPLASHHHH!!
Nana was giggling when she told Flat Stanley to get his muddy feet back outside and go play! It’s a nice day!
Flat Stanley was having a blast outside! He heard the birds in the bushes and went out to say hello. They like Nana’s sweet lilacs.
The birds flew away when he climbed up into the bush with them, so he stayed really still and quiet until they came back and he could listen to their chirps and special calls.
Did you know that you can tell what kind of bird it is just by their unique call?
The cardinal is his favorite, viiviiiiiiiw, viiviiiiiiiw, peep peep peep peep peep peep peep.
As he was chirping in the lilacs, he saw it! The big groundhog that lives under Papa’s old shed came out to say hello! Can you see him there ready to crawl back into his holey home under the shed?
Nana named him “Gary the Groundhog,” she came out just in time to see him scuttle back into this home.
This is what he looks like up close.
As Nana came to join Flat Stanley on the garden bench, Nana told Flat Stanley about all of the wildlife they’ve seen here on this beautiful plot of land they call home.
Flat Stanley was surprised to hear that Nana spotted a coyote, a fox and one time a mama deer and her baby doe came trotting across the backyard.
But of course Flat Stanley’s favorite critter will always be his feathered friends in the coop! The chickens were squawking, awaiting their morning treats, so Nana and Flat Stanley brought them fresh water and food.
Do chickens smile? If they could, they’d be smiling now. I hope this finds you smiling too! Enjoy your day and please subscribe so that Nana can send you an email when a new Flat Stanley Adventure is posted. Everyone needs a free smile delivered daily!