The Big Parade -
A Personalized Story
In this adventure, your child gets a chance
to host the "big parade" as it passes through the streets of your hometown.
Book#501 Hard Cover 6 3/4" x 8 1/4"
A detailed story is given below
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- Book number
- Child's name
- Child's gender
- Child's age
- Names of three friends, 2 boys and 1 girl
- Name of person giving the book
- Date the book is given
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The Big Parade - Detailed Story
As you read the story below
substitute the underlined information with yours. This is just a sample,
your book will be made
using the requested details above.
- Page 1 - The book title and picture
- Page 2 - Another picture illustration
- Page 3 - "The Big Parade" was
created especially for Michael Jeremy Smith at the age of 8, with love
from Mom and Dad, November 9, 1999
- Page 4 - Mike Smith sat up wide awake
in his bed. The sun was just coming up in Atlanta. He could tell that
it was going to be a gorgeous day. He glanced out his bedroom window. Mike
remembered exactly where he was planning to go today with Larry, Wayne and Ann.
- Page 5 - Picture illustrations
- Page 6 - More picture illustrations
- Page 7 - Mike had been so excited for
the past week. With Larry, Wayne and Ann, he had made a game of finding the
most circus posters all over town. Today was the big parade and that meant the start
of all the circus activities. Mike had even tried to go to sleep as fast as
he could last night to make the morning come more quickly.
- Page 8 - Mike began to think about all
the fantastic fun he would have. Last year, his favorite act was the clown with the
invisible dog. Mike wondered if the clown would be there again today.
Then Mike thought about the child who would be selected by the mayor this year to
lead the parade. Who would that lucky person be?
- Page 9 - Picture illustrations
- Page 10- More picture illustrations
- Page 11 - Just then the phone rang.
"Mike Smith, will you lead the big parade for us this year?" asked the
mayor of Atlanta. "Oh, yes, yes!" exclaimed Mike. "Will
I get to ride in the fire truck?" The mayor chuckled, "You most certainly
- Page 12 - Larry, Wayne and Ann waited
with Mike while a huge helicopter landed in his back yard. It was there to pick up Mike.
The helicopter took off minutes later with Mike in the front seat grinning
from ear to ear. After waving goodbye, Larry, Wayne and Ann hurried
downtown to see the parade.
- Page 13 - Picture illustration
- Page 14 - Another picture illustration
- Page 15 - From the helicopter, Mike
could see the circus parade beginning to assemble at the edge of town. The
helicopter landed and Mike ran to the mayor. On their way to the shiny, red
fire truck at the head of the parade, they walked past all the practicing performers and
anxious animals that would be following Mike. Mike was thrilled.
- Page 16 - Someone shouted, "Look, Mike
Smith is leading the parade this year!" At that very moment, a big drum
roll was heard. Mike carefully climbed aboard the fire truck next to the driver who
was dressed like a clown. Mike enjoyed the marvelous, marching music played
by the band as the fire truck drove down the main street of Atlanta.
- Page 17 - Picture illustration
- Page 18 - Another picture illustration.
- Page 19 - Immediately behind the band was a
beautiful bareback rider. Her two magnificent, prancing horses were so well trained
that the rider could balance on both their backs while standing up. Mike
imagined that the fine, fancy feathers on the noble horses' heads were bobbing to the beat
of the music. He bobbed his head also.
- Page 20 - The fire truck turned a corner.
Mike saw three small children mimicking the dancing bear who was dressed in a pink
ballerina costume. The big, brown bear was very entertaining as she proudly
performed bouncy ballet steps while balancing on a ball.
- Page 21 - Picture illustrations
- Page 22 - More picture illustrations
- Page 23 - The circus elephants followed next.
As he watched the playful pranks of the darling baby elephant, Mike
daydreamed about taking him home. When the elephant fanned his big floppy ears, Mike
could almost picture him flying through the sky with the greatest of ease. If the
baby strayed too far, the mother elephant would lovingly wrap her trunk around his.
- Page 24 - A jolly juggler on a unicycle
juggling five full bottles fascinated Larry, Wayne and Ann. He pedaled so
fast that there were times when it was hard to keep up with him. It was incredible
that he never dropped a bottle, no matter how fast he pedaled. Larry, Wayne and Ann
knew it took practice to be that good.
- Page 25 - Picture illustrations
- Page 26 - More picture illustrations
- Page 27 - Mike was amused by the
antics of the slippery seal. The seal would flip the ball backwards and then, with
his hind flippers, smack it right back to the tip of the nose. Everyone loved
watching the seal clap after each trick he performed. Larry, Wayne and Ann
had fun imitating his funny, barking noises.
- Page 28 - The acrobatic troupe was next.
Their tumbling and flipping routines had the crowd cheering. Mike was
enjoying his place of honor, but was really tickled when the driver told him he would have
a chance to watch the entire parade pass before him as each act entered the big top circus
- Page 29 - Picture illustrations
- Page 30 - More picture illustrations
- Page 31- A majestic lion with all his
marvelous mane was in the last wagon. He was so-o-o-o big, and his roar was so-o-o-o
loud that Mike could hear him from the very front of the parade. The
mild-mannered monkeys on top of his cage did not seem at all frightened of the ferocious
- Page 32 - The fire truck stopped at the
entrance of the big top circus tent. Mike talked to the circus stars as they
went inside. It made him feel like an important star to be so close to them.
Then Mike joined Larry, Wayne and Ann in his special section inside the
- Page 33 - Picture illustration
- page 34 - Another picture illustration
- Page 35 - When the circus was over, Mike
was escorted outside by the mayor and the ringmaster. Mike did not want this
special day to end. As he turned to look one last time, some performers were waving
goodbye. Mike waved back and smiled, for he knew he would never forget the
day he led THE BIG PARADE!
- Page 36 - Has the child's name and a list of
7 names of characters found in the book and they are to be unscrambled by the child who
will own the book.
The Big Circus
The Train With No Name