A baby rabbit, a baby squirrel, and a baby robin were friends.
One warm day, the friends sat under a tree and talked about all the good things to eat.
The baby rabbit said, "Oh, nothing is as good as a fresh
cabbage leaf. If you would taste it once, you would say that too."
"A cabbage leaf may be good, but I can think of nothing
better than nuts," said the squirrel.
"Oh, a cabbage and nuts are all right, but bugs and
worms are what I like," said baby robin.
So they argued. Then they decided to have a dinner party
so everyone could taste what the others like.
And what a dinner party it was!
The rabbit ate nuts
and bugs and worms.
The squirrel ate cabbage
And robin ate a cabbage
leaf and nuts for dinner. Nobody liked the dinner. They were glad it was over.
That night mother rabbit sat up with her baby all night
Mother squirrel sat up with her baby all night long.
Mother robin was up all night with baby robin.
Next day, baby rabbit said, "Oh, the cabbage leaf is
good enough for me."
The baby squirrel said, "Never, never, nothing but
nuts for me."
And baby robin cried out, "Oh, bugs and worms for me!
Nothing more thank you."