Spotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parking Lot Bridget C. Brown
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Hi, my name is Spot.
This is also a spot, a parking spot.
(This would be Spot parking, but dogs donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drive.)
Lots of spots make a parking lot.
A parking lot is
So is a parking spot. A parking spot can fitâ&#x20AC;Ś
a really big car.
Or two very small ones.
Five motorcyles could fit in it.
Or lots and lots of trikes.
What else might fit in there?
20 people might fit if they were standing.
But probably only 5 if they were dancing.
2 dozen (that would be 24) big dogs might fit, if they sat very still.
Or 40 small ones.
You could fit a small living room in it.
Or a place to sleep.
A short grocery store aisle could fit in there.
Or a couple of rows of books.
You could fit a few restaurant tables.
Or a small vegetable garden.
Quite a few flowers would fit in that space.
Or one very big tree.
You could probably fit a whole bus shelter in there!
Or at least some places to sit for a bit.
If you took some parking spots,
and used some of these ideasâ&#x20AC;Ś
you could have a whole neighborhood block.
And you might even have some space left overâ&#x20AC;Ś
for a park for Spot!
“ Spot’s Parking Lot will not only entertain children but also subtly inform them about cities, economics, and the environment.” —Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking Bridget C. Brown has published fiction, nonfiction, and cartoons in a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is a right-handed, left-footed biped and lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with her husband and lots of squirrels.