Included in the Polly and Holly's Winter Fun:
►Baby girl Holly
Polestar, wearing pink sleeper
►Sister Polly Polestar, wearing white pants
with dark blue suspenders, yellow ski jacket, yellow ski
boots with silver straps
►baby sled, pink with tan runners
►purse, tan with tan button and tan strap
►Sister skates, white
►Sister winter jacket, red, with white buttons
►ski poles with medium blue handles
►skis, medium blue with snowflakes on front of skis
Polly Polestar loves to skate! She has already
mastered several jumps and dreams about competing in the
Winter Olympics when she grows up. One day she was
packing her skates for a day at the rink when her cousin,
Oscar Marmalade, showed up with a pair of skis.
"Hey, Polly, how about doing
something different today?" he asked enthusiastically.
"I am going to the Diamond Hill nearby to try out my new
skis. Want to come along?"
"you know I don't ski, Oscar,"
replied Polly. "I am afraid of going downhill so fast!
What if I fall and can't get up?"
"Please, Polly, let's go!"
chimed in Polly's little sister Holly. "I want to ride
downhill in my pink sleigh. I promise to be careful!"
"I can't resist you both," Polly
finally gave in. "But, I will not ski! And I am
taking my skates anyway. Maybe I can skate on the lake
As soon as the three friends
reached the Diamond Hill, little Holly climbed onto the
"I am ready now!" she said,
looking excited. "Could you just five a nice little
push to my sleigh?" Polly gently pushed the pink sleigh and
watched her little sister slide down the hill. When
the sleigh finally stopped, Holly waver her hand.
"can you pull me up the hill?"
she asked. The ride was so much fin I can't wait to
have another one!"
"I'll help you, " said Oscar.
He carefully went down the hill on his skis and then started
back up, pulling the pink sleigh with Holly behind him.
"Are you sure you do not even
want to try?" Oscar asked Polly when he and Holly reached
the top. "You can use my skis - we are almost the same
"Come on, Polly, you can do it!"
Holly said cheerfully.
"all right, I'll try once.
I just hope I do not fall right away!"
Oscar explained the basics of
skiing as he as helping Polly put on the skis. When
she was finally ready, he counted one-two-three- and ....
down the hill she went, first very carefully, then faster
and faster. Just minutes later Polly was waving him
from the base of the slope. She look thrilled!
"That was so much fun!" she was
telling everyone at the dinner table later that night.
"At first I was so scared that I wanted to shut my eyes, but
I remembered what Oscar had told me and kept going. I
was at the bottom of the hill before I knew it!"
"We are so proud of you, Polly,"
said her mom. "I always knew that my little girl has
lots of courage!"
Polly continued to skate almost
every day and was getting really good at it, but skiing
became her big hobby as well. She even asked her
parents to give her new skis for Christmas!