Cork, being a sweet creature, is often drawn to others of the same nature, so he politely asked to interview the little lamb from Lezlie Evans book, Who Loves the Little Lamb, illustrated by David McPhail, published by Disney Hyperion 2010. This is a perfect book for a new baby!
Little Lamb: I have the most in common with Pouty Calf. We are good friends and like to play hide-n-go-seek together. That is when I am not feeling too fussy and he is not off pouting. I also like to eat lunch with my friend Bumbling Boar down the road. He is always spilling his milk, but his mama just pours him more and says, “That’s all right, there’s plenty more. Mama loves her little Boar.” Why don’t you and Fuzz come have lunch with us next week?
Little Lamb: I do not know of a way to get the noisy bird to sleep late. He practically beats the sun up each and every morning! Then he starts chirping away! His Mama does her best to sweeten his song though. She is often reminding him to, “Sing sweetly, please, you’ll still be heard.”
Little Lamb: “L” words are wonderful. Little Lamb starts with “L”. So does the word “love”. When my mama says, “No more crying, here I am. Mama loves her little lamb,” it makes me tingle all over. I love, love, love the letter “L” and all of the luscious, luminous, lovely, likable, lick able, letter “L” words.
Little Lamb: I would be happy to sing you a song, Cork.
You are my muskrat, my only muskrat.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know, Cork, how much I love you.
Please don’t feel sad and lonely today.
Little Lamb: My mama says that strawberries will stain my yellow shirt and I should be very careful when I eat them. Would you like to come and share a strawberry with me, Cork? I know my mama will wash and cut some strawberries for us because she loves me “from dawn till after day is done”. That’s what she says in my book anyway. Even when I am a fussy little lamb, my mama loves me. Just like I love you and Fuzz! I am so glad we are friends.
Cork: It would be fun to come for strawberries. I have to see if I can find Fuzz first. He said he was going to hunt for potato chip bags. That could take a long time. Thank you, Little Lamb. Thank you, Lezlie.
Note: All answers are given by either the author or illustrator of the interviewed character. While Cork and Fuzz have an endless supply of questions, they rarely have any answers. They're not all that smart.
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