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The Queen is in a terrible mood because nobody ever writes her a letter! And on top of that, the cook has made her eggs for breakfast. Yuck! Instead of taking a deep breath and counting to ten, she fires the chef and triggers a chain reaction of crabbiness and unkindness that soon engulfs everyone in the kingdom. Everyone except one little boy who decides to write Her Majesty a friendly little letter. Deeply touched, the Queen apologizes to the cook and launches a new, positive chain reaction that restores happiness throughout the land.
THE SIMPLE FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY
Give each child a sheet of stationery and an envelope and to ask them to write and mail a real letter to someone they love or admire. With a little luck, that person will write back. I hope so. Because I remember what a thrill it was to get a letter when I was a child. And that was in a world when getting mail was a commonplace reality. It would be wonderful if we could give today’s children the joyful experience of receiving a letter.