Written by Sarah E. Barchas

Illustrated by Jack Kent


The spirited little girl in this story has a knack for collecting pets. While walking down a road, she catches a toad. While looking for a mitten, she finds a kitten. When she pushes a wheelbarrow, she ends up with a little sparrow. The little girl puts every animal she catches in a cage. At home she sits in her chair and stares at a stack of cages. In each cage, the animals — her pets — stare back. She looks at them, they look at her, and she thinks things over for a while. And then she lets the animals free.



I Was Walking Down the Road

  • Very Good: Possible minor wear and tear on cover, pages, and/or spine; may include name, stamp, or label on inside cover (no writing within text itself)