Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes…he could help his friends build a fort..
And help his father in the yard. He could even help Mr. Owl plan a nature hike. But one day Franklin was too helpful.
And over here by the stream you might find an interesting stone or perhaps a shell. But look inside the shell before you take it. There might be somebody living in it!
A point well taken, snail.
We want interesting objects for our classroom nature table, but living things belong here in the woods. Alright class, off you go. and remember ,don’t pick the flowers.
We’ll have fun alright.
Come on, let’s go,Franklin.
Yeah, I love the woods.
This looks interesting.
Look what I just found…
Here I am Snail.
I’m always happy to give you a ride Snail. You don’t even have to ask.
Let’s catch up with others.
Hmmm! Not close enough.
Hurry up you guys!
Ha,ha. Now I have you.
Time to hit the trail, Snail.
Heh, good rhyme,Franklin.
Oh. Fly away! You’re free!
Hey,someone forgot to put a bridge here.
Who needs a bridge?
Yes,but your feet are waterproof.
I’m taking the stepping stones.
And this more fun anyway.
Hmmmm. That’s what I need.
Why did you stop?
Ummm, I saw this clam shell.
Isn’t it neat?
Snail, what are you doing?
Save your breath Snail.
Just whistle when you need help. I ’m never far away.
Hey! This would look good on the nature table. So would this log!
Do you think maybe it’s just a little too big?
I don’t think so.
But I may need help putting it in my knapsack.
Hey guys! Look at this!
A wasp’s nest.
Isn’t it great!
Bear! You are not going to take it back to our classroom , are you?
Sure . why not?
Because wasps sting if you bother them.
I’m not bothering them. They’re not even living in it anymore.
Will you take it off for me Franklin?
Oh! They’re still inside!
And I think we’re bothering them.
Oh. I’d better leave them alone.
Not like that bear!
Run for it!
That was a close one.
Phew…. That’s for sure.
It’s the fastest I’ve ever run.
Me too… how about you Snail?
Snail! Oh, no! I forgot Snail!
How could I have forgotten Snail?!
He’s my good friend…and I didn’t even help him.
Where is he?
These termite tunnels go everywhere!
Her I am Franklin!
Snail? Is that you?
Snail! Are you ok?
Sure! I’m fine.
I’m really sorry.
I didn’t mean to forget you.
Thanks, Franklin but…
Oh! You’ve found him!
I was worried.
Yeah, me too!
The wasps! They were buzzing all over the place.
I had a good hiding spot.
So now that everyone knows I’m fine , I’ll go back and explore the termite tuunels.
You can’t go in there , Snail.
You might get lost.
Don’t worry Snail, from now on, I’m going to take really good care of you.
I won’t forget you again, I promise.
My knapsack is so full, I can barely squeeze anything else in.
Mine is so heavy I can hardly lift it.
I haven’t found anything yet.
But I will.
Don’t worry about it ,Snail.
I’ve got something I can give you.
Or, I can just carry it for you.
I don’t want you to! I want to find something myself!
What did I do?
I just wanted to help you, that’s all.
Wasn’t I helping?
Yes, but you’re helping too much!
How do you help someone too much?
Well, Snail is pretty good at doing things for himself.
Do you think so?
Snail’s been a snail all his life, so he has to be good at it by now.
Yes ,that’s right. No one does things like Snail.
Hey!look up there!
I don’t believe it!
See! He has his own Snail way of doing things.
Yeah, I guess you’re right.
What do you see up there Snail?
Lots of things.
Wow, I’ve found something really really neat! And there’s enough for everybody!
Yeah! Come on! Great!
Wait for me!
Look out below!
Whoa, look at this!
Is it ever sparkly!
This is great!
Gee, thanks Snail!
This is the best thing I’ve seen all day!
Good find, isn’t it?
None of us could ever have climbed up there.
I’m glad I could help.
Hey… that’s Mr. Owl.
I’ll go first.
Snail.. I know you don’t need me to help you all the time…
But would you like a ride back?
Sure , I don’t want to miss the bus.
Anyway.. I do like having help when I need it… when you need it. Right?
This is an interesting specimen.
Hmmm… a tail feather. And if I’m not mistaken…
Yes. It’s one of mine.
Another fall molt.
Where does the time go?
And look at these quartz crystals!
These will certainly bright up our classroom.
Snail found them!
Yeah! He climbed straight up a big cliff to get them!
A big cliff!
well done ,snail!
Nothing gets in your way, does it snail?
No, and when it does, I know I can always ask my friends for help.