Matt the cat wanted to nap,
during the day.
The night before,
a pain on his paw at his claw kept him awake.
That day the city was extra busy with loud sounds.
He found a spot on a cot,
in the house.
Matt heard a sound around the corner.
Plop, Plop, Squeak! 1 bus stopped to pick-up people.
He fussed in disgust and tried to sleep.
Beep, Beep, Beep! 2 cars were trapped behind a bus.
"There are no sheep to count to help me sleep," Matt meowed.
(What do your ears hear?)
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! 3 police cars zoomed down the street.
Matt put his head down and frowned.
Ring, Ring, Ring! 4 fire trucks sped away.
"What now?" he meowed.
(Can you meow?)
Toot, Toot, Toot! 5 trains whistled on the tracks.
Matt swirled and curled to nap.
Tap, Tap, Tap! 6 men hammered on a roof.
(Where's the hammer?)
Matt meowed," How will I nap?"
Bang, Boom, Bang ! 7 bags of trash got smashed in
the garbage truck.
Matt jumped onto the bedspread.
Knock, Knock, Knock!
Click, Clack, Rattle!
Matt knew that sound.
The doorknob moved around.
Bark, Bark, Bark!
8 puppies jumped up and down.
(Count the puppies)
9 friends visited from the westside of town.
Together they celebrated. (Art-hugs, happy to see each other.)
They sang 10 songs.
The puppies barked along.
Matt the cat gave up on taking a nap
He raced to a quiet space,
the basement. (Art- curled up on outdoor chair with pad in storage room)
(Where's Matt sleeping?)