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Turtle Trouble By Amy Upshaw and Salem de Bezenac Illustrated by Agnes de Bezenac


Mom asked me wh y the floor i n my room was al l wet .

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t ’ n o d I “ know .” I said .

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Mom t the b hen saw ucket I had hidden in the batht ub. “W hat’s bucke this t doin g her e?” she a sked .

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t ’ n o d I “ I ” w o kn . said .

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Mom t up th hen picke d e tur hidden tle I had in the batht ub. “ A nd wh this t at’s urtle here? doing ” she asked .

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t ’ n o d I “ know .” I said .

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“Buck ets an d turtle s don’t just g et int o the batht ub on their own ” . said m om .

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e h t d n u I fo , n e d r a g e h t n i turtle m i h g n i t t e g s a w and n e h t t u b , r e t a w some l l a r e t a w e h t d I spille r o o l f . e h t r ove

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I don’ t wan t any more time-o I don’ u ts. t wan t mom to be upset .

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m o m d l So I to t ’ n s a w that I t u p o t going e h t n i turtles e. r o m y n a b u t h t a b

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But she wasn’t upset a bout th e turtle; she was unhappy because didn’t t I ell her the truth .

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e v a h d l u o “I w r o f e r a c helped ” e l t r u . t e th m o m . d i a s

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Think! Think! Think! Oh, I get it !

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e h t g n i l l Te h c u m s k r o w h t u r t g n i y l . n a h t r e bett t x e n t a h I’ll try t time.

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www.icharacter.org info@icharacter.org By Amy Upshaw & Salem De Bezenac Illustrated by Agnes De Bezenac Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.

Turtle Trouble  

Telling the truth, or covering up? That’s what our little character in this story is mulling over in his little mind. A short story told fro...

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