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Trevor Learns Something New: Interactive Poetry for Kids Online: A Mouse Tails Story Series

Updated: Apr 25

Trevor Learns Something New

Immerse yourself in the charming world of "Interactive Poetry for Kids Online" with Tabletop Publishing and Alisha Burton's latest series, "A Mouse Tails Story." Created for delightful storytime sessions, these interactive poems are accompanied by engaging activities designed to captivate young minds. Get ready for a whimsical and wonderful journey as we invite you to enjoy an unforgettable story time experience.

Interactive Poetry for Kids Online

Mouse Tails: The Adventures of Trevor

Story #2 Trevor the Mouse Learns Something New

Written and Illustrated by Alisha Burton

This is a story about a friend of mine who goes by the name of Trevor.

Trevor is no ordinary friend, he is very furry, funny, and clever. 

One windy day I found Trevor outside, he was trying to fly a kite. 

It seemed no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get it to fly just right.

He would carefully lay the kite down on the ground

Then, slowly unwind its spool of string, around and around. 

Once he had unwound  sufficient slack 

he would set off running fast with the kite to his back. 

Try as he may and try as he might 

He still couldn’t get his kite to take flight.

I watched him try several times, and with each failure, his frustration grew.

(This sometimes happens when you are trying something new.)

Trying new skills can be hard and requires effort and time to flourish. 

It’s important it to be patient, keep trying, and not become discouraged. 


I offered to help my friend Trevor with his kite-flying woes 

(I happen to be somewhat of a kite-flying pro).

“No,” he declined, “I can do it on my own. 

I made this kite myself, and its never been flown.” 

“I don’t need your help; how hard can it be? 

I’ll do it myself; you watch, and you’ll see.”

It was a beautiful kite, truly a sight to behold. 

It was crafted with Trevor's favorite colors,  blue, green and gold.

Trevor kept on trying to get his kite in the air

“Why won’t it fly?” He cried, “It just isn’t fair!’ 

He could see other kites flying quite successfully 

But his came crashing to the ground with each attempt, rather stressfully. 

With tears in his eyes, he threw the kite down 

And sadly, he started to walk away. 

I pleaded with Trever not to give up and to please listen to what I had to say. 

I told him about different kites I had flown of all different sizes, colors, and shapes

I told him all about the things I had learned from my many kite-flying mistakes.

I explained that his  beautiful kite was missing a tail

If we added one to it, I was sure it could sail. 

We attached a long and colorful piece of ribbon that we found 

and wouldn’t you know, it was just what we needed to get Trevor's kite off the ground!! 

YES! The next time Trevor tried, up high, his kite flew! 

Trevor beamed with pride; he'd learned something new. 

He also learned with patience and practice and maybe some help from a friend,

That he could always succeed in the end. 

The end. 

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