Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Herman the Worm

When I was a little girl, my aunt Suzie told me the most hilarious story about her friend Herman, who ate various animals and grew bigger and bigger, until finally he burped and went back to his normal size.  I remember asking her to tell the story over and over again (she was quite the dramatic storyteller!), but I had forgotten all about it until I saw this post and the video that's linked in there. 

I googled some clipart and the results are below.  I hope I can tell it with as much flair as my dear aunt Suzie--can't wait to give it a try soon! 

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Herman the Worm
One day, I was walking down the street and I saw Herman, and he was this big!  And I said, Herman!  What have you done?!?
And he said, "I ate an ant."

The next day, I was walking down the street and I saw Herman, and he was this big!  And I said, Herman!  What have you done?!?
And he said, "I ate a chicken." 

The next day, I was walking down the street and I saw Herman, and he was this big!  And I said, Herman!  What have you done?!?
And he said, "I ate a cow." 

The next day, I was walking down the street and I saw Herman, and he was this big!  And I said, Herman!  What have you done?!?
And he said, "I ate an elephant." 

The next day, I was walking down the street and I saw Herman, and he was this big!  And I said, Herman!  What have you done?!?
And he said, "I burped." 

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I've told this story orally in story time many times, but I love the idea of adding the flannel pieces. I may just make the felt worms in different sizes, because sometimes I improvise what Herman eats (progressively bigger fruits and vegetables if we're doing a garden theme, for example).

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  2. Calliope! I love that idea! I have to write it down and add it to Herman's storage bag so I'll remember to mix things up a bit :) Thank you.

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