Benjamin Bear walked through the
park. The sun was warm and felt good on his light brown fur. He sat down
on the grass and watched the ducks land in the pond. When they started
quacking, Benjamin started laughing. QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! He knew they
would soon be flying south for winter.
A squirrel with acorns in its cheeks
came running past. Benjamin watched as it ran up a tall oak tree. A few
leaves fluttered down and landed on his head. He picked them up. There
were red, orange, yellow and purple leaves. Benjamin tossed them high into
the air and watched them fall to the ground.
heard music playing somewhere in the distance. It was a fair! Benjamin saw
a merry-go-round, a ferris wheel, and some toss the dart games. He saw a
man carrying an armful of bright colored balloons and ran over for a
closer look. The man handed Benjamin a red one, a purple one, and a green
one. Benjamin was happy. He started walking through the park holding onto
A wind came up and suddenly the
balloons, with Benjamin Bear attached, flew into the air. WHEEEEEE! At
first he was scared but then he started laughing. It was fun to fly above
the treetops, over the pond, and across the bridges.
TWEET! TWEET! TWEET! Two bluebirds
flew around Benjamin Bearís head, wondering what he was doing up in the
sky. He went higher and higher and soon floated through the puffy white
clouds. A rainbow filled the sky and Benjamin went right into the middle
of it. Colors sparkled all around him.
After flying all over the
countryside, Benjamin wanted to go back down to the ground, so he let go
of the red balloon. It floated high into the sky and Benjamin started
falling slowly to the ground. Soon he was bumping into the tops of the
trees. He let go of the purple balloon and it flew away into the clouds.
Benjamin dropped to the ground and landed on the soft green grass. He let
go of the green balloon and watched it float away. He started laughing
when he saw the bluebirds chasing it until it disappeared.
Benjamin Bear felt tired and lay
down under a sycamore tree and took a nap as the balloons sailed through
the sky, heading towards the sun.