〔An I Can Read Book〕Level 1
It was feeding time at the zoo. All the animals were getting their food.
The lions ate their meat. The elephants ate their hay.
The monkeys ate their bananas. The bears ate their honey.
Then it was time for the seals to be fed. Mr. Johnson took them fish. "Hooray for fish!" said the seals. They jumped in the water.
Soon the basket was empty. "THat is all there is," said Mr. Johnson. "There is no more." "Thank you for the fish," said the seals. "They were good." The seals were happy.
But one little seal was not happy. He sat by himself. He looked sad. "What is wrong, Sammy?" said Mr. Johnson. "I want to know what it is like outside the zoo," said the little seal. "I want to go out and look around."
"All rihgt, Sammy," said Mr. Johnson. "You have been a good seal. You may go out and see." "Good-bye, Sammy," said the other seals. "Have a good time." "Good-bye," said Sammy.
"Where are you going?" said the zebra. "I am going out," said Sammy. "Have fun," said the hippo. "Come back soon," said the giraffee.
Sammy walked and walked and walked. He did not know what to look at first.
"That seal must be from out of town," said a man. Sammy looked at eveything.
"What street is this?" said a man. "I am a stranger here myself," said Sammy. "I guess it is feeding time here, too," said Sammy.
"That is a lovely fur coat," said a lady. "Where did you get it?" "I was born with it," said Sammy. "I wish I could find some water. I am hot. I want to go swimming," said Sammy.
"We are sorry. There is no room for you in this puddle," said the birds. "And there is no room for you here," said the goldfish.
"Keep out," said the policeman. "You cannot swim in there." "Ah, here is a place!" said Sammy.