Little Sister E, Big Brother G, and the Happiest Day at the Block Party
In a small, bright kitchen at the end of the street, little eyes watch their mama as she wraps up a treat:
Square chocolate brownies on a big yellow plate! Today’s a block party, no time to be late.
Little E starts to sing. Big G joins along. They’re off to a block party, and this is their song:
We’re going to a party!
Let’s go to a party!
What is at the party?
Our friends are at the party!
Little E grabs her tambourine. Big G holds her hand. They are marching to the party just like a big band!
I think I hear the party!
Can you hear the party?
There’s music at the party.
Let’s dance at the party!
Daddy brought his djembe, Mr. O, his bongo drum. Their fingers fly while making music, and the whole block seems to hum.
Count the rhythms of the block party.
Feel the beats and move your feet!
We’re all dancing at the block party.
It’s almost time to eat!
There’s a long picnic table holding colorful dishes: dumplings, empanadas, and baklava! Mama scoops food onto plates. It’s time to eat. Little E and Big G shout, “Hoorah!”
Take a bite and taste new foods.
Share a dish with all your friends.
We’re eating at the block party.
We hope the day will never end!
“Say goodnight to our friends, Little E and Big G! Today, did you have fun? We love our happy neighborhood, and now the party’s done!”