S: What's That Noise, Sargie Pup?
BC: For Cora May with love from Aunt Liz
FC: What's That Noise, Sargie Pup? | by Elizabeth Vince
1: Sargie Pup was out for a walk in the countryside when he heard a strange noise. | Cock-a-doodle-doo!
2: Whatever could have made that odd noise? He spied a little farm with lots of animals nearby. Maybe one of them had made the sound! He decided to find out.
4: Sargie Pup scurried under a fence and promptly came nose to nose with a big cow. Once the cow had swallowed her mouthful of grass, she greeted him with a loud "Moooo!" Nope, that's not the right noise!
6: Sargie Pup spied a fluffy sheep with her lambs in the next field. He raced there as fast as he could! What noise did sheep make again? Oh, no. That's not the right sound at all.
7: Baaaa! | Baa! | Baaaa!
8: As Sargie Pup meandered on, up trotted a big brown horse. Sargie Pup sniffed its nose in hello, and the horse returned the greeting with a big "Neigh!" Sargie Pup would have to keep looking.
10: Just then a family of ducks went waddling by on their way to take a swim. Sargie Pup crept up quietly behind them. He wasn't quite sneaky enough though! "Quack quack quack!" said the last little duck. Is that the right noise? Nope!
11: Quack quack quack!
12: On the other side of the pond, Sargie Pup came across a silly pink pig sitting in the mud. When the pig opened his mouth to say hello, the noise he made was even sillier. Sargie Pup knew he would just have to keep looking.
13: Oink oink!
14: Sargie Pup finally reached the barn. He stuck his nose in the door only to find a yellow cat standing guard! Surely this cat couldn't have made that noise? Nope! Sargie Pup was puzzled. If none of these animals had made the noise, who had?
16: Just when Sargie Pup was about to give up, he heard the strange noise again. Why, it was coming from above his head! He looked up on the fence post and there was a big old rooster calling his greetings to the whole countryside.
18: Hooray! Sargie Pup had figured it out! But all that searching made Sargie wonder, what noise did he make? He opened up his mouth to find out. What sound do you think Sargie Pup makes?
19: Ruff ruff Ruff!