One chilly winters morning the wind blew strong and the trees danced in the breeze. There was ice on the cars and everyone who was inside their houses shivered. Old Mrs James, with a face as wrinkled as a raisin called to her Grandson, “Tommy, as you are such a nice boy will you go out to the shops for me? I need you to get me 4 fairy cakes and a warm woollen hat. I need to get more firewood so need 10 chunky logs and don’t forget the face scrub!”
Little Tommy was a delightful boy who always did his best to look after his elderly Grandma. He worked hard at school because his ambition was to be a vet. He absolutely loved animals, but sadly his Grandmother didn’t share his passion. There was another issue with Tommy; he was very forgetful! He rushed off with a shopping bag keen to buy all the items on his list. “What do I need?” he thought to himself, “4 fairy cakes, a warm woolen hat, 10 chunky logs and I mustn’t forget the face scrub!”
Tommy began to approach a busy road. He knew his green cross code so he looked left and right to see if there were any cars. There were 3, but they were skidding all over the place because the road was as icy as a skating rink! During this distraction he repeated his Grandma’s list – “4 stripy snakes , a warm woolen hat 10 chunky logs and I mustn’t forget the face scrub!”
He crossed the road and felt a bump on his head. It was an acorn thrown by a mean, grey squirrel who was hiding in an overhanging tree. Reminding himself of the list again, he carried on to the shops – “4 stripy snakes, a black fluffy cat, 10 chunky logs and I mustn’t forget the face scrub!”
Tommy carried on his walk to the shop when he stumbled across a small red glove on the pavement ahead of him. He looked around to find the owner of the glove, after all it was a very cold day and he thought it may belong to a younger child. Suddenly he heard crying so he assumed it could be the owner of the lost glove. Sure enough, before him was a mother with a bawling toddler. Tommy quickly returned the glove and went on his way – “4 stripy snakes, a black fluffy cat, 10 yappy dogs and I mustn’t forget the face scrub!”
Tommy hurried on from his kind deed and spotted his favourite thing in the whole world – a pet shop! He ran up in excitement accidentally slipping on some ice. He got up carefully trying not to slip again and repeated his shopping list one final time – “4 stripy snakes, a black fluffy cat, 10 yappy dogs and a cute lion cub!” and with a puzzled look on his face, that is exactly what he asked the pet shop owner for!