WATER SLIDE OOPS
water slide oops – Oops!
Alec, the privileged son of wealthy but distant parents, grew up barely knowing the meaning of the word “family”. He loves his job, and is happy to help Greta fulfill her dreams, but fatherhood is not for him. Until a lab error throws the unlikely Greta and Alex into a major…oops moment.
Before she started to drink the water
Sparrow B: Look what you have done! You made Mr. Might-be Vampire cried!
Ms. Cannot Decide looked to her right: Me? I’ve not started to drink the water? Carrot still wants to drink it, he hasn’t have enough? Has he drunk all the water in Mr. Might-be Vampire’s house and so Mr. Might-be Vampire is crying? I don’t mind sharing my bowl with Carrot but there are some dirt inside. He is a pampered dog, he might mind. Shall I stand aside and let him drink to his heart content?
Sparrow B: Not you, I mean my gardener friend.
Gardener in front of Ms Cannot Decide: Me? Why? What have I done to make him cry?
Sparrow B: Because you don’t like his care bears! and dolls!
Gardener burst out laughing: Are you serious Sparrow B? (hahaha)
Sparrow B: He likes those stuffs and thought you would like it too. Most girls / women like them. But you are too ….
Gardener: Too what?
Sparrow B: Too.. too you are too like a man!
Gardener: (haha) Well, seems I’m like a man, he is like a woman, then if we are together as a couple, we are a balanced couple? hahaha. Oops. Hope he doesn’t mind I laughed so much. OK, it’s heartwarming to see him sending me such caring messages. *ahem* … Sigh.
Sparrow B: Why sigh?
Ms. Cannot Decide: Why indeed? All of a sudden, started sighing? Cannot decide whether to laugh or sigh?
Gardener: It’s just a wishful thinking that we are a couple. Don’t know what he is thinking. Sigh. I wonder what couples do too. I never have a boyfriend before though I have male friends. And I don’t ask my girl friends, hey what do you do with your boyfriend, not when I was a teenager – now. I know they went for movies, eating, shopping. But what do they talk about? Do they talk as much as I talk to Mr. Might-be Vampire here? I don’t know how they can express themselves in front of someone they like? I can’t? I want to practice but Mr. Might-be Vampire is not giving me a chance to do so. So I can only let my fingers do the talking, typing out one thoughts after another.
Ms. Cannot Decide: You human beings are so strange. You said my name is Cannot Decide but actually you people cannot decide. You cannot decide what to talk to him? He cannot decide what kind of relationship he wants with you? I actually can decide. I can decide when to come here and drink the water, without hesitation, though I have to look out for Mr. Lion. He is quite fierce lately. A bit scary. All his fur stand up he looks big and frightening.
Sparrow B: Poor Ms. Cannot Decide but Can Decide to drink the water. Let’s not disturb you from drinking. In case he returns.
Ms. Cannot Decide: Thank you. I have decided to drink the water now. Next slide please? (click)
dog shit slip pile
water slide oops
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Pièce de résistance . . . a real treat.” Daniel Pinkwater
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