Have you ever wondered if mermaids are real Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. Some people think," There are horses on land and sea horses in water. They are snails on land sea snails in water. So of course there has to be a mermaid if there are humans on land." In this book, you will learn about mermaid legends from different places in the world, if sailors really saw mermaids or three just saw manatees or something else altogether, sirens, and scary mermaids.
Cockadoodledoo! "Why is there a rooster in my room," Lizzie shouted. Then she remembered. A few days ago she had moved to the farm in Illinois. She wished more than anything that she was back in New York City with Jill. If she had a choice, she never would have moved but her dad had a job option he would never get again. The only good thing about the move is that her parents had promised to get her a dog. Lizzie jumped out of bed, quickly washed up and ran downstairs. Her mom and dad were sitting down waiting for her. "Ready to go Liz?" her dad asked while looking up from the paper. "You bet I am," Lizzie exclaimed. In just 10 minutes, they arrived at the SPCA. After about an hour, Lizzie had found the right dog. He was healthy, playful, and gentle. His only problem was he was as ugly as a vampire’s blood hound. His fur was the color of mud and he had a big bald spot on his back. " I want this one," Lizzie said. Her parents said, " Are you sure? He's so ugly." " I'm sure. He's gentle and playful. I like him." Her parents looked at each other. " It's your choice honey," they said. 5 minutes later, Lizzie had named the dog Spike, adopted the dog, and was driving it home. As soon as the GPS said," You have arrived at your destination" Lizzie leaped out of the car." This is your new home," she exclaimed. Then she gave him a tour of the house. Towards the end of the tour, Lizzie showed him her room. Spike seemed to understand that this was where he would be sleeping. Before she knew what was happening, he jumped on the bed and peed on it. "Hey," Lizzie exclaimed, " Why did you pee on my bed? Pee on your bed instead." Spike woofed happily. Lizzie quickly ran downstairs and yelled," Mom, Spike peed on my bed." What?" asked Mrs. Bracker, who was unpacking boxes. "Spike peed on my bed," Lizzie said impatiently. "OK! Let's go clean that up and start potty training that dog!" Mrs. Bracker exclaimed. At that moment, Spike bounded down the stairs. He had an expression on his face that 2 seemed to say " What did I miss?". Then he started circling around as if he had to go poo. Lizzie's mom shouted, "Lizzie, go get a treat." 2
Lizzie's mom shouted, "Lizzie, go get a treat." Lizzie ran to get a stinky Beggin' Strip that her mom had bought at the supermarket. Lizzie wrinkled her nose in disgust. She grabbed a plastic container on her way out of the kitchen. Lizzie ran outside, Spike running along with her, wanting the Beggin’ Strip. When she finally got outside, she dropped the Beggin' Strip into a plastic container and closed it. Spike started to do the poo poo dance again. When he finished Lizzie gave him the Beggin' Strip. Spike got potty trained this way. Two weeks later, Lizzie woke up to Spike thumping his tail on her bed. It sounded like a heartbeat after you go running. His tongue was hanging out or his mouth and he looked like an over exercised puppy. '' What's he so excited about,'' Lizzie wondered out loud. A few seconds later, Spike jumped on her. Lizzie gave him a big cuddle. At that moment, Lizzie realized what he was so excited about. There was a tiny bit of fuzz growing on his bald patches. '' I thought those would never grow back,'' Lizzie whispered. She was smiling as wide as a rainbow. Lizzie cuddled with Spike for a few more minutes. Then she raced down the stairs. Mrs. Bracker was waiting for her in the kitchen. Lizzie screamed,''Spike's fur has grown back!'' 3 At the same her mom said calmly,'' Spike has his first training lesson today.'' Then Lizzie's mom took a sip of coffee. Lizzie ran upstairs and brought Spike down. "Today is your first day of training Spikey,'' Lizzie said. Spike growled. 30 minutes later, the trainer arrived. Ding dong. As soon as the doorbell rang, Spike jumped up from his bed and ran upstairs. Lizzie ran upstairs. Mr. and Mrs. Bracker ran up behind her. Amazingly, nobody could find Spike, and the trainer left. It was like Spike had disappeared into thin air. Finally, Mr. Bracker found Spike. He was hiding in the dusty broom closet. Spike trotted happily out of the broom closet. Mr. Bracker groaned and held his nose. “ You need a bath,” he said. 3 < http://www.beggin.com/media/11952/strips_baconcheese.png >