One sunny day Kenneth Aaron Bower
, age 2
, from Peoria, Illinois
the afternoon with James, Steven, and Bobby
. Suddenly, Mother Goose landed in front
"Oh fiddle de de, fiddle de dum, I was visiting Old King Cole and I have lost my way
home!" exclaimed Mother Goose.
"Please do not worry, Mother Goose. I will help you find your way home," Kenneth
They soon came upon an old woman living in a giant shoe.
"Let's ask for directions," suggested Kenneth
There were so many children playing that Mother Goose and Kenneth
didn't know what
In the distance Kenneth
saw brightly colored balloons flying high in the air. So, they
strolled down the cobblestone road toward Humpty Dumpty's house.
"Oh help, I'm falling!" yelled Humpty Dumpty.
"We will put you back together again," reassured the king's men.
Everyone was very busy helping Humpty Dumpty, so Kenneth
and Mother Goose
decided to ask someone else for directions.
"Up ahead I see Little Miss Muffet sitting on a tuffet. I'll bet she can help," said Kenneth
But everyone was frightened away by a huge spider wearing a little brown hat. Kenneth
was so scared he wished James, Steven, and Bobby
could have been there to help.
They wandered a while and came upon a beautiful garden of colorful flowers with smiling
"The blossoms are beautiful, Mary, Mary! How does you garden grow?" inquired
"With silver bells and cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row," answered Mary, Mary,
and Mother Goose followed the path and heard pretty music from a distant
fiddle. As they strolled closer, Kenneth
saw a cow jump over the moon and a dish run
away with the spoon. Everybody laughed so much to see such a sight that Kenneth
forgot to ask for directions.
looked up and saw a huge pumpkin house with windows in a lovely garden.
"Let's ask Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, for help," suggested Kenneth
"Can you help Mother Goose find her way home? Kenneth
asked Peter, Peter.
"I would love to help, but I am busy eating pumpkins," replied Peter, Peter.
A merry melody caught the attention of Kenneth
and Mother Goose. Everyone was
skipping in a circle and playing ring around the rosies.
"Come on, let's join the fun!" giggled Kenneth.
So, Mother Goose and Kenneth
played until they all fell down.
turned around and heard the tic-toc tic-toc of hickory, dickory, dock.
"I see a giant clock with a happy face," announced Kenneth
. The clock struck one and a
small, grey mouse ran down.
remarked, "Gee whiz, it's getting late. I must return to my home in Peoria,
. James, Steven, and Bobby
will be worried.
told Mother Goose, "Twinkle, twinkle little star will guide us to your home."
Mother Goose thanked Kenneth
for helping her return home. Kenneth
and promised to visit Mother Goose again.
thought, "I can't wait to tell James, Steven, and Bobby
about my wonderful