Alexander had a problem. He didnít
know how to tie his shoelaces. His mum or dad tied them in the morning,
but they soon came untied. Alexander had to ask them to tie them again and
One sunny afternoon, Alexander went
to the park with his grandma. She pushed him on the swings and they had a
picnic lunch. Alexander ate sausage rolls, ham sandwiches with pickle, and
potato crisps. When he had finished eating, he ran around in the park
while Gran read a book.
He didnít notice that his shoelaces
were untied until he fell flat on his face, landing in the tall grass. He
was about to cry when he spotted a ladybug. It was red with black dots on
it and had wiggly antenna. Alexander didnít know ladybugs lived in the
grass. He tried to touch the ladybug when he saw a black ant. A snail came
crawling by and then a butterfly flew out of the grass and landed on
Alexanderís head. He giggled as he watched the insects crawling about.
Gran walked over to see if Alexander
was hurt but found him laughing at the bugs. She lay down on the grass
next to him and watched them too.
It was soon time to go home.
Alexander didnít want to. He wanted to stay at the park. Gran tied his
shoelace and they walked home. He couldnít wait until the next time he
went with his gran.