There are tiny green leaves on the trees. It is spring. The ground is getting warmer and the plants are starting to grow. Daddy stops me and points to the dirt. Short sticks of green are poking out and reaching for the sun. Daddy says that in a few days, they will be flowers. Nearby a bird has moved its head in an odd way and lowered it near to the ground. Daddy says he is turning his ear to the dirt so he can hear worms. I have never heard a worm in the dirt. I get down low and listen very hard but hear nothing. How can a bird’s small ears hear better than mine?
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This text is intended to be a picture book for children. Feedback is appreciated. © Katie Bieker, 2013.