“Willy Weasel Ran Away”

Written by Jane, age 4

(When she was between three and five years old, my oldest daughter, who is now 16, used to write little books based on the characters she learned in her phonics lessons in preschool. She would color the pictures and dictate the words and I would print them for her and help her assemble them.

Recently we unearthed a collection of 15+ of these books that we thought were lost to the ages, and read them out loud together, sometime with her younger sisters, recording our reactions.

I hope you find the books, and the audio commentary, as entertaining as we do. :)

Title page: “Willy Weasel Ran Away — By Jane — 2/10/07, 3:00pm”
“Willy Weasel was layng down in his bed and he looked up and saw a cloud.”
“Then he found a could on the ground. He lifted the cloud back up to it’s home in the sky,”
“He went to see a farmer.”
“He asked the farmer if he could go somewhere, and the farmer said, “Yes”. The farmer said he could live anywhere he wanted to.”
“Then he ran away to find the home he wanted. He tried to get on a jet plane, but the jet was taking off by the time he got there.”
“Then he tried to get on a hot air balloon, but the guy sailing the hot air balloon did not want to be called, “Papa”, so he didn’t let Willy Weasel get on the hot air balloon.”
“That’s when he found Sarbindia. Sarbindia was a land with lots of food and lots of animals and lots of fruit trees, vegetable trees, and candy trees. He decided to live there forever. The End.”

The End. :)

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