Peewee and the Pirates©
Story 14
Words to Know:
attic – upper area of a building underneath a roof. Our attic is full of old clothes and junk we don’t use anymore.
A young boy named Peewee liked to get attention. One day he found himself in a very dangerous situation because of a lie he told.
Read Story Aloud:
Why did Peewee tell lies?
Why did the pirates not believe Peewee after he told them that he was only fooling?
Why did Peewee’s sisters pretend not to believe his story about finding the treasure on the beach?
(They wanted to teach Peewee the lesson that lying can be dangerous.)
How do you feel when someone lies to you?
Enrichment: (Optional)
Tell the fable about the boy who cried, “Wolf!”
Discuss how and why our lives depend on truth in a free democracy.
Character Traits:
Discretion: (Avoid words and actions that could result in undesirable consequences.)
Wisdom, Resourcefulness: (Peewee’s sisters recognized key factors and made right decisions.)
Creativity: (“Necessity, the mother of invention.”)