lined up her teddy bears on the bed. “All right, teddies. I'm going to
go out with Mummy and Daddy. I want you to behave yourselves while I'm
gone.” Linda fluffed them up and the shut the bedroom door behind her.
gone,” Will said. The biggest teddy bear jumped off the bed and ran
around the room. “Hurrah! She's gone!”
three smaller teddies sat up. “Now we can play with her toys,” Wendy
to explore the house and see if she has any honey,” Walter said.
“Walter, we're teddy bears, not real bears. We don't eat. We just
pretend to eat,” Wesley said.
three bears climbed off the bed. Will crawled under the bed and out the
other side. “This is fun!”
Wendy reached for a pile of blocks to play with, Will pushed her out of
are for me to play with, not you. Go and find something else,” Will
said. He sat and built a castle out of the blocks.
Walter went to play with the ball, Will pushed him out of the way.
can't play with that ball. I'm going to play with it,” Will said. “Go
and find something else to play with.”
wanted to put the jigsaw puzzle together, but when Will saw him reach
for it, he pushed the teddy out of the way.
you don't. I'm doing the puzzle.” The greedy bear grabbed all the toys
and sat in the middle of them. He wouldn't let the other teddies touch
Wendy and Wesley decided to go and find something in another room. Wendy
opened the door and out they marched, leaving Will with all the toys.
Wendy found a ball of knitting yarn and rolled it out all over the
went into the kitchen and found the cupboard with the pots and pans. He
took a wooden spoon out of the drawer and banged on the pots.
spotted a jar full of coins. He opened it and spilled the coins all over
the floor. “This is fun,” Wesley said.
they'd played for a while, Wendy yawned. “I wonder what Will is doing.”
go and find out.” Walter left the pots on the floor and ran to the
three bears peeked around the corner. “Look who's sleeping,” Wesley
said. “Will's taking a nap.”
and Walter giggled. “Now's our chance. We can play with the blocks, or
the ball, and the jigsaw. He can't bully us if he's sleeping.”
crept into the room and sat on the carpet, playing with the toys while
snores erupted from Will's mouth.
front door flew open. “I'm home,” shouted Linda.
They're back.” Wesley jumped onto the bed.
and Walter dropped the toys and joined Wesley. Will sat against the wall
why are the pots and pans on the floor? Who dumped out the jar of coins
and someone messed up your knitting wool. Mummy, what's going on?” Linda
looked around the house.
house cat, Snitches, woke up. He'd been curled up on Mummy and Daddy's
bed all day. He walked into the living room. “Mummy, it must have been
Snitches. Bad cat. Look what you did!”
picked the cat up and put him outside. “You're staying out here all day.
Wesley and Walter giggled. “Hee, hee, hee.”
came into her bedroom. She saw the toys all over the floor and Will
lying against the wall. “Now how on earth did this happen. Snitches must
have come in here too.” She picked up Will and put him on the bed next
to the other three. “I'm home, teddies. It's time to have a tea party.”
looked at the others. Wendy winked and then felt Linda plop her down in
a chair, anxious for the tea party.