Twin Tales: "Twin Trouble", "Connie and the Water Babies"

By Jacqueline Wilson

Dual difficulty Connie's no longer satisfied. Her mom and dad are having a toddler. good, no longer one, yet infants! Why do they wish extra young children? They've obtained her! quickly the home is stuffed with soiled nappies and screaming infants and Connie's anticipated to assist. And not anyone will pay any awareness to her. It's no longer reasonable. So while Nurse Meade places a few blue beads in her hair, Connie's extremely joyful. And while she clacks them jointly, issues begin to happen...Soon, every person can see issues from Connie's standpoint. Connie and the Water infants Connie is fearful of water. She can't swim and she or he hates going to the pool. everybody says she may still pass simply because she'll like it, or even Charles and Claire, the twins, just like the water. average. Then Nurse Meade offers Connie a few extra blue beads. And after they clack jointly, without warning Connie can swim like a mermaid...Two reassuring tales approximately family members strife and overcoming your fears from a grasp storyteller.

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Requested Nurse Meade. She took out of the pocket of her blue gown and held them as much as the sunshine. They sparkled a deep shiny blue. a well-known scary color. Connie all of sudden shivered. ‘What’s up, Connie? you really liked my beads final time,’ Nurse Meade stated lightly. ‘Yes, yet . . . they’re swimming-pool blue. and that i hate that color now. ’ Connie hesitated. Nurse Meade began plaiting a lock of her hair. ‘I’m just a little terrified of swimming, actually,’ Connie mumbled. ‘Is that so? ’ stated Nurse Meade, nonetheless plaiting, as though it used to be no great deal in any respect. ‘Ah good. We’re all petrified of anything. ’ ‘Dad will get go with me. And Mum’s ever so tactful yet she fairly thinks I’m a child. And Gran says I’ve obtained a phobia,’ acknowledged Connie. ‘I get the picture,’ stated Nurse Meade. ‘Well, I wouldn’t fear approximately it an excessive amount of, Connie. i've got a sense issues will someway style themselves out. ’ She accomplished the plait, preserving it along with her finger and thumb. ‘I can discover a little bit of ribbon for you if youreally don’t are looking to put on my blue beads. ’ Nurse Meade checked out Connie. Connie seemed again at Nurse Meade. ‘A ribbon wouldn’t be anyplace close to as . . . magic,’ acknowledged Nurse Meade. ‘I’d just like the blue beads in any case, please,’ acknowledged Connie. Nurse Meade twisted them into position. Connie couldn’t see them while she seemed instantly forward but if she grew to become her head fast she observed a bit blue spark bob up over her ear. Connie nonetheless didn’t like being reminded of swimming-pools – however the beads have been attractive. ‘I see Nurse Meade’s given you a few of her beads again,’ stated Mum. ‘Yes. They’re magic,’ stated Connie, very with a bit of luck certainly. ‘Were you speaking approximately being petrified of swimming to Nurse Meade? ’ stated Mum on their means domestic from the health center. ‘Mmm,’ acknowledged Connie, no longer eager to speak about it now. ‘I be aware of you’re very scared and it has to be terrible for you. ’ Mum insisted on conversing approximately it. ‘I do comprehend, darling. yet you need to see that there’s particularly not anything to be petrified of, no longer within the child pool. ’ ‘And uninteresting outdated child Charles and child Claire bob up and down in it like little geese. Why can’t you all simply close up approximately it? ’ Mum used to be now very go certainly so once they received domestic Connie stomped off by means of herself into the again backyard. She twiddled the 2 blue beads on her new plait. She was once unwell of Mum. She wanted for 2 new dual mums. however the magic didn’t appear to paintings this time. No new mums seemed although Connie seemed throughout expectantly. She twiddled the beads once again. ‘Come on, you’re intended to be magic! ’ ‘Who are you speaking to? ’ stated a voice over the fence. It was once Gerald, the large boy round the corner. He definitely wasn’t magic, yet Connie beloved him all of the similar. ‘Come on, my little beauties,’ muttered Gerald. ‘Who are you chatting with, Gerald? ’ requested Connie. ‘My gerbils have had infants. are looking to see them? ’ ‘Oooh yes,’ stated Connie. the infant gerbils have been very lovable certainly. They have been extra like little one gerbils, bright-eyed and alert, with fluffy coats and lengthy tickly tails. ‘They’re lovely,’ stated Connie, enchanted. ‘Let me carry one, please. ’ ‘Well, be cautious.

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