Stomach growling. Soaking wet.
Stuck outside, standing and waiting for Mom. What a day Holly’s having!
Rain ruined her recess. A dropped sandwich spoiled her lunch. An embarrassing case of the hiccups sank her Show and Tell. What next? The flu?
When Holly climbs into the backseat of the family car, she gives her mom an earful. Everything about this day has been terrible or rotten or boring. To cheer her daughter up, Mom suggests playing a game of Count the Red Cars while they drive home. But when the car ride is over, Mom doesn’t ask Holly how many red cars she saw. Instead, she wants to know how many YELLOW cars Holly spotted.
Is this a trick question? Did Mom already forget her colors?
Maybe Mom’s just being weird? Holly doesn’t know. But before the day is over, Holly will have her answer… and she will never look at life the same way again!