Hi there, kids! It’s me Ms. Booksy and this is Story Time at Cool School. Let’s read Chapter Five of The Wizard of Oz. In the last chapter, Dorothy met the Cowardly Lion, and now the whole gang were on their way to find the wonderful Wizard! Let’s see what happens next! MS. BOOKSY: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, and Toto were officially off to see the Wizard! The Scarecrow would ask for brains. The Tin Man for a heart. And the Lion would get some courage. That is…if he could work up the nerve to ask! And of course, Dorothy and Toto would ask the good Wizard to get back home to Kansas. All they had to do was follow the road of yellow bricks! TIN MAN: Uh oh! Now why wouldn’t they build a yellow brick bridge as well? It doesn’t look so far. I could probably jump across! Well, look who’s being brave!
I’d be way too scared to cross! Now why’d you have to go and say that?? For a second I forgot I was a fraid-y cat! You can do it! Don’t be scared! Yeah? Yeah! Okay!! But you’re gonna have to carry each of us across, one at a time. You mean I have to do it more than once?? Take me first. I’m made of straw, so if you drop me, I won’t be hurt. All ya have to do is stuff me back together. Good thinking! And I don’t even have a brain! And me with no courage! What a team! Here we go! [drum roll] Woo-hoo! You did it! I knew you could! MS. BOOKSY: The Cowardly Lion bravely carried the others across, one by one. [sighs] Great work! Now let’s go meet the wizard! MS. BOOKSY: The gang marched forth and soon found themselves in a very dark and scary forest. I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m okay. [roar] Nope! Nope! Not okay! What is that?? Kalidahs! What’s a Kahlidah? A very scary creature! Well, you thought Toto was scary, sooo… Kalidahs have the body of a bear and the head of a tiger! Oh my! That IS scary! Told ya! Oh… What are we gonna do?? Run!! That’s way too far to jump across! [roar] Hey! The Tin Man could cut down that tree, and we could use it to walk across! Splendid idea! [tree creaks] [crashes] Okay, steady now! [roar] The kalidahs are coming! Yay! We all made it! KALIDAHS! [all screams] [roars] I’ve got it! Tin Man! Chop this side of the tree! [tree creaks] Ah! [splashes] Phew! That was close! Great job Tinny! Hey, it was the Scarecrow’s idea! You sure you don’t already have a brain in there?
[giggles] Just straw! I’m sure of it! If you say so! You guys ready to hit the yellow brick road again? Just a second, my heart is racing! Ooh, can I listen? [heart beats] Wow! What a ticker! You’ll get one soon! And I’ll get my courage! And I’ll get my brain! Let’s go! MS. BOOKSY: It had been a long and scary journey so far, but they were determined to find the wonderful wizard of Oz. Even if it meant they might run into the Wicked Witch of the West! [cackles] I wonder what will happen next? We better find out— let’s read Chapter Six right now! Click the link in the description below to come with me!