Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band

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Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams

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HARRY CAT AND TUCKER MOUSE TUCKER’S BEETLE BAND (Begin Reading)

Tucker Mouse liked the everyday sounds

of the busy subway station

in Times Square.

He lived in a drainpipe there

with his best friend, Harry Cat.

Rumble went the trains.

 

Stomp, stomp went all the hurrying feet.

 

Cree, cree, cree went Chester Cricket.

He was Harry and Tucker’s friend.

He lived at the newsstand

near the drainpipe.

 

At night, all the sounds stopped.

While Harry went out for adventures,

Tucker loved to fall asleep

in peace and quiet.

One day, four beetle musicians

started playing their music

directly below Harry and Tucker.

That night, when the other sounds

in the station stopped,

the beetle band did not.

HARRY CAT AND TUCKER MOUSE TUCKER’S BEETLE BAND Text copyright © 2011 by Thea Feldman.