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LITTLE RED RIDING MINNIE           LIttle Red Riding Minnie

Once upon a time, there was a kindhearted girl who was loved by all who knew her. Her grandmother had made her a cape of red wool as a gift. The girl wore it so often that her family and friends began to call her Little Red Riding Minnie.

One day, Little Red Riding Minnie learned that her grandmother was sick with a bad cold. So she decide to bake a batch of famous oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies. After the cookies had cooled, Little Red Riding Minnie put them in a tin. She packed a bunch of super-strong menthol cough drops in another tin, knowing that her grandmother could probably use some of those, too.

Then Little Red Riding Minnie put both tins into her basket and set out for her grandmother’s house.

The route to her grandmother’s house took Little Red Riding Minnie through the center of town-right down Main Street, which was a very busy shopping area. Little Red Riding Minnie loved saying hello to the shopkeepers as she passed their stores. She was enjoying her walk very much. Then, just as she passed the post office, who should jump out of an alley and block her path but Big Bad Pete!

Big Bad Pete“Hello, Red,” he said with a smirk. “And where might you be headed with that big basket?” Now Big Bad Pete was knows to everyone around town as a scoundrel. He was certainly the last person Little Red Riding Minnie would have wanted to meet on the way to her grandmother’s house.

But Little Red Riding Minnie tried to be polite to everyone-even Big Bad Pete. “Well if you must know,” Little Red Riding Minnie replied, hugging her basket tightly, “I’m bringing some of my famous oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies to my grandmother, who has a bad cold. Now, if you’ll excuse me…” And with that, Little Red Ridding Minnie hurried away.

As Big Bad Pete watched her go, his mouth began to water. Little Red Riding Minnie’s oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies were famous-famously delicious! Big Bad Pete had to get his hands on those cookies-even if it meant tricking Little Red Riding Minnie! So while Little Red Riding Minnie sauntered along Main Street, stopping to window-shop here and there, Big Bad Pete ducked down an alley, raced along the back streets, and zipped through some side yards.

He arrived at Little Red Riding Minnie’s grandmother’s house way ahead of Little Red Riding Minnie. He knew he had to come up with a plan. As he hurried up the front walk, Big Bad Pete spotted the grandmother’s wash hanging out to dry on the clothesline in the side yard. “Hmmm…” he said as he came up with a crafty plan. Minutes later, Little Red Riding Minnie skipped up the front walk toward her grandmother’s front door.

This was a scheduled post. I was supposed to complete it prior to today by 7PM. I will do my best to complete totally by tomorrow night to read to your little one’s. Sorry for any and or all inconvenience.