This delightfully fun story is loaded with the short "a" sound as in "apple". Six original watercolor 8x11" drawings are used for presentation to the entire class, small groups or one-on-one. Students are instructed to raise their hand each time they hear a word with the short "a" sound, which the presenter then writes on a display board. After hearing the story, students cut & staple together a mini booklet for practice at home in English or Spanish. Additional worksheet teaches how to determine main idea, by counting how many pictures agree with each suggested main idea. This story is part of a series of stories which each target one sound. This story is available in "Bundle1 Bilingual Phonemic Awareness CDGST"