Section 1: Chapter 1
- brief: lasting a short time
- cruel: causing pain
- glare: to stare angrily
- gloomy: dark and sad
- manage: be in charge of
- reply: to answer
- After a brief recess, it was time to go back to the classroom.
- I always reply when I receive a message.
- Iris was responsible enough to manage her own homework.
- The bully got detention because he was being cruel.
- The sky was gloomy before it started to rain.
- Mom will glare at me if I misbehave.
- Lulu is famous for animals. (p. 5)
- Mellie is most famous for losing things. (p. 8)
- Mrs. Holiday likes animals to be a long way off in the wild. (p. 11)
- Lulu’s dog Sam trailed her all the way to school. (p. 12)
- Mrs. Holiday says that if Lulu brings the guinea pig a friend, then the guinea pig will have to leave Class Three forever. (p. 16)
- Mellie loses her sweater on the swings. (p. 21)
- Lulu shares her sweater with Mellie to cheer her up. (p. 24)
Section 2: Chapter 2
- avoid: to stay away from
- bandstand: an outdoor platform for performances
- cobbled: paved with stones
- narrow: not wide
- soggy: wet and mushy
- swapped: traded
- The bicycle bounced along the cobbled road.
- After running through the rain, Barry’s shoes became soggy.
- I wanted to avoid trouble at school.
- He had to squeeze through the narrow path.
- She set up the microphones on the bandstand.
- Cisco and I swapped lunches.
- Tuesday is Class Three’s favorite day at school because it is swimming day. (p. 25)
- A shivery bite is a special snack Mrs. Holiday makes for the kids. (p. 29)
- Lulu always saves the end of her shivery bite for the white-winged duck. (p. 30)
- Two enormous black dogs come tearing across Duck Street. (p. 32)
- The miracle happens when the dog obeys Mrs. Holiday and sits when she tells him to. (p. 36)
- Lulu sees the last blue egg rolling down the grassy bank. (p. 38)
- Lulu picks up the last blue egg and puts it in her pocket. (p. 39)
Section 3: Chapter 3
- estimate: guess
- fragment: a small part of something
- fuss: unnecessary excitement
- perimeter: the outside boundary of a figure
- sensible: responsible
- titanic: of great size or power
- Everyone made a fuss over the new puppy.
- Linda knew that she only had a fragment of the whole story.
- The bear she saw in the woods was titanic.
- Wally ran around the perimeter of the school.
- It is sensible to always eat your vegetables.
- Can you estimate how many jelly beans are in the jar?
- Mellie thinks the word titanic is perfect to describe Mrs. Holiday. (p. 42)
- Lulu doesn’t want anyone to help her up because she is worried that the egg is broken. (p. 44)
- Charlies says he is a vampire because of his bloody nose. (p. 45-46)
- Mrs. Holiday wants the students to have learned that having pets is a great responsibility. (p. 48)
- Lulu borrows two wooly hats to make a nest for her egg. (p. 51)
- Mrs. Holiday asks Lulu and Mellie to measure the perimeter of a person. (p. 59)
- Lulu and Mellie quack at the egg so the duckling doesn’t get lonely. (p. 65)
Section 4: Chapters 4-5
- exotic: foreign
- hatch: to produce
- heap: pile
- mental: relating to the mind
- spoiled: damaged
- stumpy: short and thick
- The spoiled milk smelled horrible.
- Joe was upset when I dumped my laundry in a heap on the floor.
- The baby waddled on his stumpy legs.
- It takes mental strength to do well in school.
- Everyone loved the exotic shoes Julia brought back from Europe.
- Let’s hatch a plan to catch the bad guys.
- Lulu’s egg begins hatching while Mrs. Holiday is reading. (p. 71)
- Lulu and Mellie give the duckling water to drink in the bathroom. (p. 75)
- Mrs. Holiday is having a hard time reading Harry Potter because the kids are complaining that she isn’t reading the story properly. (p. 76)
- It takes Mrs. Holiday a long time to remember that Lulu and Mellie are missing because the guinea pig escaped and had to be recaptured. (p. 78-79)
- Mrs. Holiday says no one has ever hatched a duckling under their sweater in 27 years. (p. 83)
- Lulu takes the duckling back to the park to the bushes where he had lived before he had hatched. (p. 89)
- Lulu tells Henry that the park in the afternoon was a million times better than in the morning. (p. 92)