AUTHOR: Kathleen Gorman
When Kiwi, a rambunctious mini-Aussie puppy, spies a beautiful butterfly in her backyard, she forgets all about the rules she just recited. She digs under the fence, but has a nagging feeling she's forgetting something. You bet she is-Rule #5! Chasing after the pretty butterfly, she gets lost. What will she do?
What's in a name? According to Merci's teacher - a whole story! But when Merci asks her dad about her name, she feels a little disappointed. "I'm named after a boxcar?" Her dad explains that her story also includes - - two World Wars, foot-soldiers, horses, figs, raisins, and some brave grandfathers. Excited to hear more, Merci soon learns that her name, which means Thank You in French, holds an important place in America's history.