The Party, Part 3
(You can read Part 2 here.)
Dad dropped Dino and Bunky off at Carla’s after lunch.
“I’ll be back to pick you up at three o’clock sharp. Have fun, and don’t forget your manners.”
Dad waved as the little bear knocked on Carla’s front door, and then he drove away down the street.
Carla’s little brother Birdy opened the door for them. Then he saw a worm in the garden and leaped out the door to catch it. Dinosaur whispered in Bunky’s ear.
“I forgot to bring Carla’s present!”
But Bunk Bear didn’t hear him. The room was full of laughing, excited kids. The raccoon twins were chasing each other’s tail while Polka Dot Pig stood on her head in the middle of the room. Carla’s mom was pouring punch and an elephant called Trumpet was eating all the pretzels.
Dinosaur decided to walk back home by himself to get the present he had wrapped for Carla in pink and purple paper. As he jogged alone down the sidewalk, he remembered leaving it under his pillow.
Dino came to the corner and turned left. When he got to the next corner he tried to read the sign, but it didn’t look right. He wished he could remember his address. Was it 456 or 654? He was about to give up and sit on the curb when a familiar car stopped in front of him. It was Mom!
“What are you doing out here by yourself? she asked as the relieved dinosaur jumped into the front seat. Dino saw the forgotten present next to him.
“It’s a good thing I came this way!
Dino agreed, and as they drove back to the party, he decided he’d better learn some things BEFORE he grew up.