A MOUSE NAMED FRED
Written and Illustrated by Adrienne Foster Potter
Once there was a little mouse named
Who wanted to paint his mouse-house
All the little critters came and
"Oh please don't paint your
mouse-house red, Fred!
If you do then you could lose your
Some big, old kitty might see that
And come on over and take your bed!"
Fred whispered to them with fearful
"Don't want that kitty to take
I like my bed!" that little
The animals said to their friend
"We sure don't want you to
lose that bed."
So they got together and they said,
"We'll help you plant red
They tilled the dirt where the
Where many of them were born and
And planted seeds behind and ahead.
They covered Fred's house with
Round and round the animals sped.
Fred gave them all some jam and
Then they all went home and went to
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