Percy and Penny Visit The Lake

Pobbles at the lake

“Let’s go to the lake! It is BEAUTIFUL outside today!” Percy was hopping up and down trying to convince Penny. “It is nice outside, but I don’t have time to go to the lake today. I have to get some work done.” Pobbles are very industrious. That means they are always making sure they have their work done. Percy is the one Pobble who is always rushing through his work to make sure he has time to play. He told Penny that they needed to rush and get their work done. “We only get a few perfect days like this. We should definitely go to the lake.”

“Percy, you can’t rush too much or you will just end up having to redo all of your work,” Penny gave him a half smile as she scolded him. “Yes, Penny. I know Penny. I must not rush my work.” Percy was marching around like a soldier as he chanted about work. Penny couldn’t take it anymore and started giggling. “Percy, you are so silly. If you help me clean up, I’ll go to the lake with you.” That was all he needed to hear. He rushed around and started helping Penny.

“Percy, slow down! You are making more of a mess and you are supposed to be helping me clean.” She rushed over to slow him down. “Penny, I have a system!” He said this as though it was an important statement. Penny waited for him to say something else, but he just stood there beaming at her. “OK, what is your system?” She could tell he was not going to budge unless he was allowed to explain.

“Well, when I am cleaning up, I throw everything into a big pile in the middle of the room. Then, I put it all back as fast as I can. The dust is blown off when I pitch it in the pile. If something needs to be folded, I do that while I rush around putting everything from the pile back where it belongs. It is so much faster! Isn’t that great?” Penny knew she would never get used to his ideas. “No Percy. That is not a great idea. You will scratch everything throwing it into a pile! What a silly idea. You can clean your things any way you wish, but you will not be throwing all of my things into a pile. Now, gently pick those things up and clean them properly!” She spun around to make sure Percy wouldn’t see her smiling. She wanted him to know she was serious, but he was so goofy that she couldn’t help but smile.

Percy felt bad. He had not meant to scratch her things. “I am so sorry. You are right. I shouldn’t have thrown your things.” Penny gave him a pat. “It’s ok. Now you finish picking those things up while I straighten up in the kitchen, and then we can go to the lake.” Penny rushed through her work a little to make sure they would get there before the sun started to set.

“OK, Percy. I am ready if you are.” He slid across the floor. “Yes! I am ready. Let’s go.” He rushed out the door and they raced down to the lake. When they got to the lake, the sun had just started to hang low in the sky. They sat in the gazebo and watched the birds. “Thank you Percy.” “You are welcome!… What are you thanking me for?” He was happy and confused. “I would not have come to the lake today if it weren’t for you. You are right. We only get so many perfect days like this. I’m glad you convinced me to come with you.”

Time to Plant the Pobble Garden!

The Pobbles are getting ready to plant their gardens. They love fresh fruits and vegetables and after the long winter they are excited to spend more time outside. They always plant tomatoes, potatoes, and corn. Those are Pobble favorites!

Every year they also plant some fun plants they haven’t tried before. This year they all agreed they would try to grow cantaloupes. They think the name is funny and Percy told everyone he tried a cantaloupe once and really liked it.

What fruits and vegetables do you like to eat? Have you ever tried to grow your own vegetables?

Last year Percy had some very healthy corn and tomatoes. Here is Percy in his garden last year. You can ask a grown up to print this coloring sheet and help Percy make his garden colorful.

Gardening

Gardening

Parents, our first Pobble Picture Book, I Like… is on sale March 13 to March 19 for only $0.99!  Percy likes to garden and this coloring sheet is from the I Like… book. If your kids like silly rhymes and bright pictures they will enjoy I Like…   Click here to view I Like… on Amazon!

Spring Delayed! Pobbles Worried…

The Pobbles are still sweeping snow from the Pobble Path!

The Pobbles are still sweeping snow from the Pobble Path!

The Pobbles are cold! Normally when March arrives the Pobbles are planning their gardens and are beginning to get excited about enjoying other outdoor activities. This year on the first day of March the Pobbles are busy sweeping more snow off of the Pobble Path!

“How long will this winter last?!” a frustrated Percy Pobble finally shouts! He loves winter, but at some point you can get too much of a good thing.

Mr. Pobble Topper overhears Percy and smiles. “Percy, we can’t change the weather so we will just have to make the best of it.” Percy doesn’t look convinced so Mr. Pobble Topper continues. “Remember last year when the weather was so dry and the river that runs along our path almost went completely dry? All of this snow is just what we need to make sure we have plenty of water for our garden this year.” Percy had not thought about that. “It was awfully dry last year. Our tomatoes were small and I love a big juicy tomato. If all of this snow means I can have a delicious tomato on my sandwiches this summer then I guess it isn’t so bad.”

Mr. Pobble Topper said, “That’s right! Think of the big red tomatoes, the sweet strawberries, the juicy corn on the cob, and all of the other wonderful food we will grow. Thanks to the all of the water this snow will give us later this year we are sure to have a bountiful garden!” Percy still wasn’t happy it was so cold, but at least now he understood how all of this snow would help the Pobbles, and after all it’s March so he is sure the cold weather won’t last too much longer.

Has it been cold this year where you live? Here is a news article about a city in Wisconsin, USA where it has been so cold they have broken records. We are sure they are looking forward to Spring! Records Broken Across North America!

Feeding Ducks

Today Percy went down to the lake near Pobble Path and fed the ducks. He likes to feed them. They all waddle up as fast as they can as soon as they see him coming. The ducks all go, “QUACK! QUACK!” to get his attention. They have plenty to eat in the lake, but the food Percy brings is a special treat.

The ducks that live at Pobble Path are Mallards. The female Mallard ducks are pretty shades of brown. The male Mallard ducks have brown bodies but have bright green feathers on their head. Ducks come in many different colors all around the world.

You can read about Mallards and other types of ducks on the National Geographic website. Their site even lets you listen to the Mallard’s quack!

Here is a coloring page of Percy with his duck friends. What color will your ducks be? Ask a grownup to click on the picture to print your free coloring page.

Feeding Ducks

Percy likes feeding the ducks so much he added it to the list of thing he likes in his Picture Book, I Like…, available on Amazon.

 

Percy Goes Shopping At The Apple Store

Percy likes to go shopping.  This weekend he decided to look at new computers. He doesn’t know too much about computers but he thought this one was pretty. He has a friend named Mac and he thinks it is funny that the computer’s name is Mac too! It also happened to be the Mac computer’s 30th birthday. Percy was glad to be at the store for the special day. He had his picture taken with the Mac computer to show Mac, his friend. He is sure his friend will think that is a funny joke.

Percy with MacPro

When Percy was looking at the computers something bright caught his eye. “Ooh, look at the pretty colors!” he squealed. They reminded him of party balloons for the celebration. Can you name the different colors? Do you see Percy in the picture? Which color is he standing on?

Percy with colorful covers

 Happy 30th Birthday Mac!

When is your next birthday? How old will you be?