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The Rat, The Cricket, and The Snake; and Three Other Short Stories

ByBrady Ho

While you wait Synopsis: Advertising should be engaging and thought provoking. But this sign from Strack and Van Til might be a little too thought provoking. Come along for this fun line poem, and see the mental meltdown that stemmed from a poorly worded billboard. Thematic Ideas: Don't overthink the little things. Grandmother's Hands Synopsis: Based on a true story, this one is about family. For many years, my grandparents have drifted further and further away from the family. And now, they've tried to reenter our lives in the strangest ways possible. In this narrative poem, come see the lengths some will go to get back with their family, and how my mom and I decided to handle it. Thematic Ideas: Family is the people who are there when you need them. The Rat, The Cricket, and The Snake Synopsis: In this fairy tale land, a rat, cricket, and a snake form an unlikely alliance. But when the rat can't stay true to his word, the fate of the group is at risk. Like an old time fable, this story brings a message that readers young and old can learn from. Thematic Ideas: Take responsibility for your actions. How I Met My Pet Synopsis: The retelling of how I met my pet. With a roller coaster of emotions and photos of the occasion, this was surely an unforgettable event. This story shows the feelings, conversations, and decisions that made this day memorable. Thematic Ideas: I took the road less taken, and that has made all the difference.


Publication Date
May 18, 2022
Young Adult
No Known Copyright (Public Domain)
By (author): Brady Ho




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