Turtle Trouble By Amy Upshaw and Salem de Bezenac Illustrated by Agnes de Bezenac Mom asked me wh floor i y the n my was al room l wet . 1 “ I don’t know .” I said . 2 Mom the b then ucket saw hidden I had batht in the ub. “W bucke hat’s t doin this g her she a e?” sked . 3 “ I don’t kn ow .” I said . 4 Mom up th then e tur picked hidden tle I had batht in the ub. “ this t And w urtle hat’s here? doing ” she asked . 5 “ I don’t know .” I said . 6 “Buck ets an turtle d just g s don’ et int t batht o the ub on own ” their . said m om . 7 I fo und the in the garden, turtle was get ting him and ut then some water, b d the wa ter all I spille over th e floor . 8 I don’ t wan more t any time-o I don’ uts t wan . to be t mom upset . 9 So I to ld mom that I wasn’t going to put turtles in the athtub anymore . b 10 But she wasn’t upset a bout th turtle; e she was unhappy because didn’t t I ell her the truth . 11 “I w ould have helped care for th e turtle.” s aid mom. 12 Think! Think! Think! Oh, I get it ! 13 Te lling the t ruth wo rks much better th an lying. I’ll try t hat next time. 14 www.iCharacter.org The End The End www.icharacter.org firstname.lastname@example.org By Amy Upshaw & Salem De Bezenac Illustrated by Agnes De Bezenac Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.