S: Dorothy and Her Friends
BC: Dorothy and Her Friends This charming story about friendship and forgiveness was developed and illustrated by Michelle's preschool class at The Shoreline Children's Center and funded by a grant from the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council's Artist in Residence Program with as little direction as possible from the adults involved.
FC: Dorothy and Her Friends written and illustrated by Michelle Holguin's Preschool Class Shoreline Children's Center
1: Dorothy and Her Friends written and illustrated by Agate Kettrell Alex Mignogna Anna Haberman Ben Goenen Charis Fell Danica Frisk Jayla Lancaster Julia Silva Malaina Mirabueno Otto Beck Sean Groshong with a little help from author/illustrator Gudrun Ongman
2: Dorothy lived in a big ocean where large, hungry fish could spot her round, bright red and white striped body quite easily. But she could puff up into a big ball so they could not bite her and Dorothy could swim away very fast.
4: Dorothy was a very happy fish. She lived deep in the ocean where there were lots of big rocks on the flat and sandy ocean bottom. And she slept with her family in the seaweed nearby.
6: When Dorothy was alone, she loved to blow bubbles, swim fast and do flips out of the water.
9: But best of all she loved to play with friends. Her best friend was Bubbles- a long, black fish with bright yellow stripes and a flowing tail. Blowing bubbles together was just about the most fun thing to do in all the world.
10: One day Bubbles and Dorothy decided to play kickball with their friends. Soon a tiny goldfish joined their group. "My name is Goldie," she said.
12: Surprisingly she was a very good player and they were all having lots of fun when Goldie sped through the water, stretched out her side fin and.....
13: ...whomped the ball so hard it flew through the water and bonked Dorothy on the head.
14: "OW!!!!", cried Dorothy as tears sprang from her eyes.
17: Dorothy started crying. The bump on her head was growing bigger and bigger. | Goldie felt terrible. "Are you OK? I didn't mean to hurt you, Dorothy," she cried.
19: "I have an idea!" shouted Bubbles. She rushed off to the fish ambulance and brought back an ice pack. She put it gently on Dorothy's bump. Now Dorothy felt better. But Goldie still felt awful.
20: "I forgive you, Goldie. It's OK," Dorothy said kindly. "Can you play soccer again with us tomorrow?" "OK," smiled Goldie happily. "But can we dance instead?"
21: The friends all laughed and smiled and gave each other a big, fishy group hug.
22: The next day the friends were all dancing happily. You would never guess there had been a problem...
23: ...except for the big orange bandaid on Dorothy's forehead.