Don’t Snore, Snowdrops (wc 141)
“Spring! Spring! Spring!” Little Snowdrop bounces in delight. “Let’s stand tall together, bright and beautiful!”
grumble slump go Snowdrop’s siblings.
“It’s still snowy.”
“Let us sleep!”
“There’s so much sunshine!” Snowdrop glows with happiness.
Sun is just the thing to get everyone’s stalks standing straight.
But Snowdrop’s brothers pretend they can’t hear.
“The days are warmer!” Snowdrop shivers with excitement.
When the snow melts, their white tepals will be striking.
But Snowdrop’s sisters flap their leaves to shush her.
Snowdrop flutters in frustration.
It’s not time to slouch and sleep.
Spring is the time to drink deep of the melting snow and shining sun.
Spring is the time to grow!
What to do?
“If we’re not standing tall soon they might
…mow the lawn.”
In a blink, a wink.
They all stand together.
We know that flowers have petals, but that’s not the word Snowdrop uses.
Flowers are made of several types of parts.
One part is the petal. They are usually colorful and help bees and other pollinators find the plant.
Another part is the sepal. These are usually green and protect the petals before the flower opens.
Tepal is the word for when the petals and sepals look so much alike that it’s hard to tell them apart.
Flowers that have tepals include tulips, lilies, and snowdrops.
Flowers that have colorful petals and green sepals include dandelions, roses, and strawberries.
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