The Little Girl Who Was “Idle”

The little girl who would not work” By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey 

Do you ever wonder about the people that doesn’t work? In this retelling of an old fable, a little girl would rather play all day than work.  This story shows about how a little girl changed from idle to industrious. Sometimes everyone wants to be lazy. Putting down the work, playing for an entire day. But that’s not realistic. Everyone has to work, and there’s no time to waste. You’ve played around and find that you’re getting behind. Sooner or later, you’re going to get left behind while everyone succeeded.


In the story the little girl who would not work, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey the author believes that no matter what you do, when people realize their mistake, quickly correcting is going to be the best way to solve the problem. While the little girl went back, she suddenly found out that everyone’s working except for her. “I am the only idle one. I want some work to do.” This shows how and proves that the little girl changed in the end. “Well that she was not that idle anymore, but very industrious.” Now everyone’s working. There’s no wasting time. This points out how the author wants to show how other people can set a good example, making other people achieve too. This is also why the little girl changed by the end of story.



Fish Cheeks Found Poem


Poem Explanation:

I created this poem with the words in the story “Fish Cheeks”. The main conflict in the story was Amy being disappointed by her family’s manner and Chinese food. Amy fell in love with the minister’s son, but after knowing that her parents has invited him for Christmas Eve she suddenly felt miserable and doesn’t want the minister’s son to be disappointed. Which is why I put some vocabulary identifying her family’s manner.  Also the three words deeper despair and disappear. Showing how Amy wants to disappear.

About the author :

Amy Tan