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Story: The Tall and the Small

By Lissa Rovetch | Art by Amy Wummer

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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There’s so much to discover in the great outdoors. Find out what big and small discoveries Tex and Indi make on their hike.

Tex and Indi were going on a hike with Niko’s family to see the giant redwood trees. 

“Are the giant redwood trees as tall as an elephant?” asked Tex. 

“Taller!” said Niko’s mom. 

“Are they as tall as a giraffe?” asked Indi. 

“Taller,” said Niko’s mom. “Look up and see for yourselves!” 

The kids looked up and up . . . and up. 

“Whoa,” said Niko. “How did they get so huge?” 

“Well,” said Niko’s mom, “redwood trees can grow 10 feet every year and they can live  
to be 2,000 years old.” 

Just then, Niko’s little sister, Annie, squealed, “Look!” She gently touched a teeny-tiny insect, and it rolled up into a ball. 

“Hey!” said Niko. “That bug just did a magic trick!” 

“It’s a roly-poly,” said Tex. “I learned about those in my bug book.” 

“This is the best hike ever,” said Indi. “We saw super-tall things and a super-small thing,  
and they all were amazing!”