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Curious
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Story: Squealy Scholar

By Jill Esbaum | Art by John Nez

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Curious
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Creative
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Caring
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What happens when Amanda’s remarkable pet pig follows her to school? Read this funny story to find out. Then ask your child to imagine what school would be like if talking pets could attend!

Amanda had a little pig,  

as pink as an eraser,  

and when Amanda went to school, 

he leaped a fence to chase her.  

 

The teacher didn’t send him home 

(for he could not be lifted). 

Besides, the pig was friendly and  

unusually gifted. 

 

He learned to oink the alphabet,  

he mastered long division, 

he finger-painted chickens  

with remarkable precision. 

 

He memorized the science book,  

he learned all fifty states, 

he volunteered to help with lunch  

by licking dirty plates. 

 

His tuba solo left the band  

agog with admiration, 

and everybody loved his  

origami demonstration. 

 

He wee-wee-wee’d the whole way home,  

hip-hopping through the grass, 

already looking forward to his  

second day of class.