[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”0″][vc_column_text]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw53WhbLJsA[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]00:01 Playhouse.
00:02 By Robert Munsch.
00:04 Illustrated by Michael Martchenko.
00:09 One day, Rene went to her father and said, “Pleeeeeease make me a playhouse!
00:16 Our farm is way out in the middle of the woods, and I have nobody to play with except my little brothers.
00:23 I need a playhouse.”
00:28 “Good idea,” said Rene’s father, and he made her a wonderful playhouse.
00:33 It had real windows and a slide and a ladder and an upstairs and a downstairs.
00:41 It was almost like a real house – but not quite.
00:49 The next day, Rene moved lots of stuff from her room into the new playhouse,
00:57 and it was even more like a real house.
01:00 Then she drew fish all over the walls of the playhouse, just like the ones on the wall of her real bedroom.
01:13 Rene was happy for a whole week.
01:16 Then she went to her mother and said, “Is this a city playhouse or a farm playhouse?”
01:23 “Well, Rene,” said her mother, “we live on a farm, so this must be a farm playhouse.”
01:30 “Good,” said Rene.
01:32 “If it’s a farm playhouse it needs a play barn.”
01:37 “A play what?” said her mother.
01:40 “A play barn,” said Rene.
01:47 “I never heard of a play barn,” said Rene’s mother, but she was such a nice mother that she built Rene a play barn.
01:56 It took her two weeks.
02:02 Rene moved some hay and some chickens from the real barn into her play barn,
02:09 and it was almost like a real barn – but not quite.
02:13 Then Rene went to her father and said, “I need a play cow.”
02:19 “A play what?” said her father.
02:22 “A play cow,” said Rene.
02:24 “A farm playhouse needs a play barn, needs a play cow.”
02:30 “I can’t build a play cow,” said Rene’s father, “and the play barn is not big enough for a real cow.”
02:40 “No problem,” said Rene.
02:42 “How about you give me a goat and paint it so it looks like a cow, and then I will have a play cow.”
02:51 So Rene’s father got her a goat and painted it so it looked like a cow.
02:56 Rene put her play cow, which was really a goat, in the play barn,
03:01 and she felt like she had a farm of her own – but not quite.
03:09 Then Rene went to her father and said, “My play farm is out in the middle of the woods just like our real farm,
03:16 so it needs the tractor and the bulldozer and the tree snipper and the log chopper.
03:24 Why don’t you just park them by my playhouse, and then you will not have to make me anything new?”
03:32 So her father parked the tractor and the bulldozer and the tree snipper and the log chopper beside the
03:40 playhouse, and Rene played quite nicely for a whole month.
03:49 Then Rene went to her mother and said,
03:51 “A farm playhouse needs a play barn, needs a play cow, needs a play tractor,
03:58 needs a play mommy and a play daddy.”
04:01 “A play who and a play what?” said her mother.
04:06 “A play mommy and a play daddy,” said Rene.
04:10 “No,” said Rene’s mother.
04:13 “You already have a real mommy and a real daddy.
04:17 You don’t need a play mommy and a play daddy.”
04:20 “The real ones are too bossy,” said Rene.
04:24 “Ha!” said her mother.
04:26 “I am not going to make you a play mommy and a play daddy.”
04:34 So Rene cut out a cardboard play mommy and a cardboard play daddy and stuck them on the side of her
04:41 playhouse, and while she was at it, she made two play brothers.
04:50 When Rene came in for dinner, there was a scarecrow sitting in her chair.
04:54 “What’s that?” said Rene.
04:57 “That,” said her mother, “is my Play Rene.
05:00 She is always nice and never bossy.
05:03 You can eat play food out in the playhouse with your play mommy and your play daddy.”
05:11 Rene said, “Play Rene and I are going to go outside.”
05:16 Then the real Rene took Play Rene and fed it to the play cow, which was really a goat.
05:22 The goat ate all the clothes and all the straw, and soon Play Rene was completely gone.
05:33 Then Rene walked into the kitchen and gave her mother a kiss.
05:37 “Was that a real kiss or a play kiss?” said Rene’s mother.
05:41 “That,” said Rene, “was a real kiss, from a real bossy daughter for a real bossy mommy.
05:49 Now can I have a real dinner with my real family?”
05:52 “No problem,” said her mother.
05:55 “I like real bossy kids better than play kids anyway.”
06:03 And everyone had a real wonderful dinner.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]