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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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Turtle Trouble