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A Great Day for Sledding

Petie danced around the igloo. “New snow! New snow! We have new snow today,” he sang.

Petie Penguin was so excited he could not sit still long enough to eat his breakfast. His brother Percy was excited, too. All little penguins love new snow. “Hurry, Percy! Let’s go play!” Petie cried.

Percy finished his breakfast and wrapped his scarf tight around his neck. Then Percy helped his brother put his winter hat snugly on his head.

“Are you ready, Petie?” asked Percy.

Petie nodded. “I sure am, Percy!”

“Then let’s go!” said Percy. “This is a great day for sledding down the big hill!”

Petie and Percy Penguin began the long climb up the big hill, pulling their sled behind them. Up and up they went, much higher than Petie had ever been before.

Petie began to worry. “Uh, maybe we should stop and build snow penguins,” he suggested.

Percy smiled. “But it’s such a great day for sledding, Petie!”

“Well…how about making snow angels instead?” Petie said, flopping himself down

in the snow.

“Aw, come on, Petie! It’s a great day for sledding!” Percy said.

Percy and Petie kept climbing up. “This sure is a big hill,” Petie said with a gulp. A moment later Petie said, “Maybe it’s too cold up here for sledding.” 

Percy put his flipper around Petie’s shoulders. “Don’t be scared,” Percy said. “We will ride down together.”

Percy and Petie Penguin got to the top of the big hill. Petie got on the sled and squeezed his eyes shut. Percy got on and pushed off. Percy and Petie went flying down the big hill. Petie’s eyes popped open. It was wonderful! So fast. So cold. So white!

“It’s a great day for sledding,” Petie said with a laugh when they got to the bottom of the hill.

“You know what?” Percy replied. “It’s a great day for having a brother, too!”

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