Chapter 1: Guess Who! 1 Guess Who! Ring! Ring!
Early one morning, the telephone rang at Amy Cooper’s house. Amy’s mother answered it.
“It’s for you, Amy,” she called. “Guess who!”
Amy had no trouble guessing. She knew it was her best friend, Allie Anderson.
“Meet me downstairs!” said Allie. “We’ve got to talk.”
“Aren’t we talking now?” said Amy.
“We’ve got to talk face-to-face, nose-to-nose, eyeball-to-eyeball!” said Allie.
“I’m on my way!” said Amy.
Amy raced to the elevator in her apartment building. She lived on the sixth floor. She watched the floor numbers light up: six, five, four, three, two, one
. “Hurry, hurry,” she said.
As soon as the elevator doors opened, she burst outside and ran to Allie’s building right next door.
Just like Amy, Allie lived on the sixth floor. Just like Amy, Allie watched the floor numbers light up: six, five, four, three, two, one
“Ta-da!” she said, bursting out the door. “Are you ready for our first day of summer vacation? Remember, we’ve got big plans!”
“I remember and I’m ready,” said Amy. “Did you bring the list?”
“It’s right here,” said Allie, pulling a crumpled paper out of her pocket. She began to read.
THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER
- Get our fortunes told by Madame Lulu
- Go to the Spring Street Fair
- Skate and sing backward
- Swim at the town pool
- Make a new list of things to do
“Wow. We’re going to be busy,” said Amy.
“We’d better get started right away,” said Allie. “Madame Lulu, here we come!”