Tied up in knots
Benny and Sally don't mind doing their farm chores and caring for their mules, but they absolutely refuse to share anything. Benny keeps his toys for himself, and Sally won't let Benny play with her toys. Their mules, Bossy and Stiffy, imitate their owners' selfishness by stubbornly refusing to let anyone else ride them, and fussing whenever they work together doing farm work.
Dad needs to teach the mules a lesson. He ties them together which forces them to learn to cooperate in order to eat. After much selfish struggling, the mules learn to work together happily, and teach their owners Benny and Sally that sharing brings happiness.
This delightful story by Carl Sommer shows the importance of cooperation, tolerance, and respect.
Level 3.4, 0.5 Points
|Grouped Work ID||68aa0813-3872-429c-69af-ca968bd16137|
|Grouping Title||tied up in knots|
|Grouping Author||sommer carl|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-05-07 23:01:30PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-21 01:07:26AM|
|available_at_school||Neely's Bend Elementary|
|detailed_location_school||Neely's Bend Elementary - Everyone|
|display_description||Until they see their two stubborn mules finally resolve a behavior problem, Benny and Sally refuse to believe that sharing could bring happiness.|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000526817|A01777329|Neely's Bend Elementary - Everyone|E SOM|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2G595|||
|owning_location_school||Neely's Bend Elementary|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000526817|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Advance Pub.,|c1997.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|series||Another Sommer-time story|
|series_with_volume||Another Sommer-time story||
|subject_facet||Behavior -- Fiction, Mules -- Fiction, Obstinacy -- Fiction, Sharing -- Fiction|
|title_display||Tied up in knots|
|title_full||Tied up in knots / by Carl Sommer ; illustrated by Greg Budwine|
|title_short||Tied up in knots|
|topic_facet||Behavior, Fiction, Mules, Obstinacy, Sharing|