"Because his mother died, and his step-father took away everything belonging to his mother."
"Why didn't Danny hit his step-father? Why did he have to stop talking?"
I struggled to answer the question, and did as bad a job as his teacher. I can understand how extreme emotions may lead a child to stop talking in his voice and communicate only through his Monkey Puppet. But how will my child?
The level of reading may be right for second graders, but shouldn't prescribed stories also be age-appropriate?
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.