The Adventures of A.G. Bear
We're going ....To The Zoo
... to the Zoo! finished Mrs. Duck.
Isadora Le Chat looked around suspiciously.
Is there an echo in here? she asked.
Miss Amanda clapped her hands with pleasure.
|Amanda Grey and her family, and her three best friends, (A.G. Bear, Isadora LeChat and Mrs. Duck) were on their way to visit Amanda's Grandma. Amanda's parents had decided to drive. They decided they would make it a leisurely journey, stopping anyplace along the way that might interest them|
|We're going to the Zoo! exclaimed A.G. Bear. That IS exciting!. Why, we can go see Lions, and we can see Tigers and we can even see Bears!|
|Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh MY! said Isadora, throwing her paws up in the air, and making her eyes very large.|
Mrs. Duck looked at her sharply.
Couldnt resist, deadpanned Isadora, and then she grinned.
Well, cut it out! Mrs. Duck snapped at Isadora. Were all going to go to the Zoo, and were going to have a WONDERFUL time.
I LIKE Zoos, said Isadora defensively. They dont usually SMELL very good, but theyre definitely interesting, she said thoughtfully.
Just then, Miss Amandas Daddy stopped the car.
Are we there yet? came A.G. Bears favorite question.
Uh-huh! nodded Miss Amanda, as she quickly slipped her Mary-Janes back on and fastened the buckles.
Miss Amandas Daddy bought tickets and then he rented a little red wagon in which he said Miss Amanda, A.G. Bear, Isadora and Mrs. Duck could ride whenever they got tired.
Miss Amandas Daddy is pretty thoughtful, isnt he? said A.G. Bear admiringly.
He certainly is, agreed Isadora.
He certainly makes a lot of noise when he sleeps, though, said Mrs. Duck, shaking her head in amazement.
A.G. Bear and Isadora looked at each other and started to giggle.
What? demanded Mrs. Duck.
Nothing, said Isadora, and exploded with laughter.
WHAT? insisted Mrs. Duck, and turned to A.G. Bear, who was now laughing uncontrollably.
Mrs. Duck, standing stock still with her wings on her hips. Whats so funny?
YOURE the one who was snoring, Mrs. Duck! said A.G. Bear.
Mrs. Duck looked over at Isadora, who, still snickering, nodded in confirmation.
Dont be ridiculous! said Mrs. Duck haughtily. Ducks dont snore. Lady Ducks in particular do not snore. Its unladylike. Mrs. Duck hopped out of the wagon and stamped away, insulted.
Isadora watched Mrs. Ducks retreating figure and then she elbowed A.G. Bear in the ribs. Watch this! she giggled.
SssnnnnaaaAAAAARRRRRRRRRRK! went Isadora.
She and A.G. Bear just howled with laughter.
Up ahead, Mrs. Duck stopped walking. Suddenly, a great big tear rolled down her cheek. A.G. Bear and Isadora watched in horror as Miss Amanda jumped out of the wagon, rushed over and gathered Mrs. Duck in her arms.
Oh dear! said Isadora, Weve hurt her feelings!
I didnt mean to make her cry! said A.G. Bear, aghast.
They hopped out of the wagon and rushed up to Mrs. Duck who was now sniffling into Miss Amandas shoulder. Oh, Mrs. Duck, apologized Isadora, Please forgive us.
Were so sorry we made you cry! added A.G. Bear.
We were only teasing, explained Isadora, We didnt
mean to hurt your feelings!
Mrs. Duck inhaled with a feathery little breath. Feelings are IMPORTANT, she sniffled.
We know, Mrs. Duck, said Isadora, giving her a hug.
Well take good care of your feelings from now on, promised A.G. Bear, and he patted Mrs. Duck on the head.
Miss Amanda smoothed Mrs. Ducks ruffled feathers and they all started to walk down the Zoo path again, with Mrs. Duck and Miss Amanda bringing up the rear.
Suddenly, from behind A.G. Bear and Isadora, came a terrifying noise, which sounded like a wild animal had just escaped from its cage.
Isadora and A.G. Bear shrieked and whirled around in terror.
Miss Amanda and Mrs. Duck were giggling.
SsnnaaAAARRRKKKK! roared Mrs. Duck again, laughing.
|You know what? said A.G. Bear, That Mrs. Duck is a pretty good sport!|
nodded Isadora, with a smile.
She certainly is!
Here are the A.G.Bear Books in order. Simply click on the name to go to that story.
|Book I -
Tales, The Tea Party
Book -2- No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
Book -3- Chapter Flea
Book -4- Strawberry Fields, Wherever
Book -5- Night-Time Is The Time To Sleep
Book -6- Things That Go Snnaarrrrkk In The Night
Background: The Making of The Adventures of A.G. Bear
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cynthia Gurin lives in South Florida with her husband Bob, a quartet of cats, two dogs, a remarkably wise duck, and a teddy bear or two. She has achieved recognition in both the Miami Herald and The Wall Street Journal for innovative marketing techniques. She considers the Personal Ad, through which she met her husband, to be her most rewarding literary endeavor. She holds a senior corporate position in the real world. Send Mail to Cynthia Gurin
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Jeff Meyers is a talented writer and a talented illustrator. Jeff makes his home in Ohio. He enjoys writing fiction for all ages and has been drawing and painting all his life. His artwork includes cartoons, illustrations, computer graphics, and still life drawings. When he's not working at his computer, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Jeff has wonderful examples of both his artistic as well as his writing talent on display throughout Bedtime-Story. Check the Author/Illustrator directory for a complete listing of Jeff Meyers work. Contact Jeff at Jeff@thejeffworks.com or visit his new website: The JEFFWORKS for Creative solutions to your communication needs.