Heidi Heckelbeck and the Big Mix-Up
Fall leaves swirled and ticked the panes of Heidi’s window. She pulled the hem of her quilt up to her chin. I love fall! she said to herself happily.
Then she remembered something else she loved: sweater weather! And the best part was, Heidi had a brand-new sweater.
She hopped out of bed and slipped on her fuzzy bunny slippers. Then she shuffled to her dresser and opened the bottom drawer. There it was—her
new light-gray sweater. It had pink buttons up the front and pink stripes down the sleeves. On the lower right-hand side, sat an embroidered brown mouse in a white teacup. Heidi had gotten the sweater at Miss Harriet’s store.
And now I finally get to wear it! she thought. She pulled on a jean skirt and a yellow tank top. Then she snuggled into her new sweater. She posed this way and that in front of the mirror. “Oh, it’s SO cute!” she declared. Then she skipped downstairs to breakfast.
“Mmm,” she murmured as she stepped into the kitchen. “What smells so good?”
Henry tapped the side of his head with his finger. “Hmm, let me think,” he said. “Probably not YOU!”
Heidi rolled her eyes.
“It’s cinnamon-apple oatmeal,” said Dad, stirring a pan on the stove. He had on Mom’s red-checked apron.