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My friend Travis is a nervous guy. He is like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! I've known him since preschool. We were like two peas in a pod back then. That was before the peanuts incident.
K.T. came to school with a can of peanuts. The first person she offered to share them with was Travis. K.T. was as pretty as a pansy, but I didn't like the look on her face. She looked as sneaky as a fox slipping up on a baby chick.
Travis took the can and unscrewed the lid. Instead of peanuts, he got a face full of springing snakes! He screamed and dropped the can. K.T. fell back on a desk, laughing like a hyena.
After that, K.T. picked on Travis a lot. She'd pop balloons behind his back. She dropped fake spiders on his head. The teacher said the K.T. must really like Travis to give him so much attention. I think the teacher was confused.
||How is Travis like a long-tailed cat in a room of rocking chairs?
|He is jumpy.|
|He looks for some attention.|
|He purrs loudly.|
|He worries that his tail will get hurt.||
||What does it mean to be "like two peas in a pod"?
|to love vegetables|
|to be a lot alike|
|to be round|
|to enjoy being in a crowd|
||Why did K.T. look as sneaky as a fox?
|She planned to play a joke on Travis.|
|She was pretty as a pansy.|
|She was sneaking up on a baby chick.|
|She had a pointy nose and red hair.||
||How was K.T. like a hyena?
|She made sounds like one.|
|She looked like one.|
|She played tricks like one.|
|She smelled like one.|
Scott and Jane went to the store to buy a birthday present. They were going to Little Fred's party. Fred was turning three. Little Fred was as cute as a cupcake and as good as gold so they wanted to make sure they had the perfect gift.
When Scott and Jane got to the toy store, they looked around. As quick as lightning, Jane knew what she wanted to buy. It was a stuffed animal that was as big as a boat and as colorful as a rainbow. When Fred saw his gift, he was as happy as a clown.
||How might Fred be as good as gold?
|Fred wears a gold ring on his finger.|
|Fred puts his toys away.|
|Fred hits his sister.||
||What does it mean that Jane found her gift as quick as lightning?
|Jane found the perfect gift right away.|
|It took her a long time.|
|She was out in the rain.|
||Why is the stuffed animal as big as a boat?
|It is very large.|
|It is very tiny.|
|It is sitting in a boat.||
||If the animal is as colorful as a rainbow, what colors must be on it?
|It must be blue all over.|
|It must have lots of colors.|
|It must be black and white.|