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Birthday Card
by Linda Wills
illustrated by Lance Ross

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Here I am, on the mat in
Billy’s house. I am a bright blue
birthday card. I was sent by
Billy’s dad. He is away for his
job. He was able to go to a card
shop to buy me for Billy.

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Billy’s dad put a stamp on me,
and he took me to the mailbox.
Then I was put in a bag in a mail
truck. I traveled to the mail center
to be sorted with the other cards
and letters.

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Te a
he c
Think Critically

1. Where did Billy’s birthday card go after Dad put it in
the mailbox?
2. What color was Billy’s birthday card?
3. Why do you think the mail was sorted into different
piles at the mail center near Billy’s house?

4. What did you like best about the story? Why?

5. What did you think was the most interesting fact in
the book? Why?

Social Studies
Write Sentences Billy’s card went in a truck and on a plane.
Write three sentences telling how you think letters long ago went
from one place to another.

School-Home Connection Tell family members about

Billy’s Birthday Card. Then ask them whether
they have ever gotten a letter from far away.

Word Count: 292

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