►Sister Susie Snow-Warren Rabbit
►doll house, blue roof
►doll house, red roof
►miniature pieces of dollhouse furniture (nine)
Today is the first day of
summer. All the children of Cloverleaf Corners are
finished with school. Some of them will go to a
sleep-away camp. Some will spend their days at the
Cloverleaf Corners Park. Others will swim at the pool
or the lake in the country. Susie Snow-Warren knows
exactly what she plans to do all summer. She will play
with her dollhouses!
Ever since she was very
young, Susie loved to decorate and play "pretend".
When her mom and dad presented her with her first dollhouse,
she jumped for joy.
"I will make curtains for the
windows, knit rugs for the floors, and draw wallpaper
patterns for the walls of my dollhouse!"
"I hope you will spend some
time outdoors, too," said her dad. He worried that
Susie was spending too much time alone in the house.
"Don't worry, Daddy. I
will take my dollhouses out onto the porch and play in the
Susie merrily gathered all
her miniature furniture and her houses and headed out the
"Oh, no," she exclaimed.
"I didn't know there was a ballgame going on in the yard."
Her cousin Gromwell
Cottontail was visiting for the summer. He, along with
Peter and Pansy Pigglywink, were having quite a good time,
running around the yard, throwing and catching a ball.
"Come join us," invited
"Yes, we'll play
four-way-catch," said Gromwell.
"No, thank you," Susie
replied. "I want to play with my dollhouses."
"But you play with them all
the time," said Peter Pigglywink. "Why don't you stop
doing that and have some fun playing ball with us?"
"Because I like to play with
my dollhouses," answered Susie.
Peter just shrugged and threw
the ball to pansy. Soon the three ball players were
running and laughing again.
Susie couldn't help but watch
them as she busied herself decorating the living room of her
"Sometimes I do get lonely
playing all by myself," Susie silently admitted to herself.
Just then the ball flew up onto the porch. She looked
down and saw that Peter was waiting for her to throw it.
Susie wound up her arm and threw the ball the best she
"Wow! You are a really
good thrower!" shouted Peter.
Susie giggled. It was
fun to throw the ball. Maybe she could leave the
dollhouses on the porch for just a little while.
Soon Susie, Peter, Pansy and
Gromwell were all out of breath from running, throwing,
catching and mostly from laughing. As Susie ran under
the porch to fetch a mis-thrown ball, she glanced up at her
"I can't wait to play with
them tonight," she thought. "But right now I'm having
much more fun playing ball.