Tied up in knots

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Two stubborn mules in a serious bind are forced to work together. Meanwhile, their helpless owners watch and learn that sharing brings happiness.

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.

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Grouped Work ID 68aa0813-3872-429c-69af-ca968bd16137
Grouping Title tied up in knots
Grouping Author sommer carl
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-07 23:01:30PM
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series Another Sommer-time story
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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