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Story: Eating in the Woods

By Marianne Mitchell | Art by Kathryn Mitter

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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What did Kari and her mom see on their picnic in the woods? Read this story in both English and Spanish to find out. Then ask your kids to describe a time they saw a wild animal outside.

Kari and her mom went for a hike in the woods. They followed a path along a creek. As they walked, Kari heard a noise in the bushes. She grabbed Mom’s hand and said, “Tengo miedo.” 

“It’s OK,” Mom said. “Look over there.”  

Kari smiled as she watched a deer leaping through the brush.   

Mom found a good spot for their picnic. Kari helped take out the sandwiches, juice, and apples from Mom's backpack.     

"Are you hungry?" asked Mom. 

Kari nodded. , tengo hambre.”  

After a while, a cool wind blew. Kari shivered and said, “Tengo frío.” 

Mom gave her a sweater to put on. "Is that better?" she asked.     

Kari said, , mucho mejor.”  

On the way back, Kari saw the deer eating grass. She said, “El venado tiene hambre.” 

“Yes, he is hungry,” said Mom. “He has a picnic in the woods every day.” 

 

 

PRONUNCIATIONS 

Tengo miedo. 

TEHN-goh  meeEH-doh 

I’m scared. 

 

, tengo hambre. 

see  TEHN-goh  AHM-breh 

Yes, I’m hungry. 

 

Tengo frío. 

TEHN-goh  FREE-oh 

I’m cold. 

 

El venado tiene hambre. 

ehl  beh-NAH-doh  teeEH-neh  AHM-breh 

The deer is hungry.