Who Says Dogs Can’t Fly? An Integer Storybook Written by Julia L
Perry was a very naughty dog. One day, Perry’sowner got mad at Perry for ruining the curtains. So, Perry left to go on a journey.
After a while, he saw a sign that said, “Paragliding contest, today, at John’sParagliders.” He decided to try it, so he traveled across meadows, mountains, and hills until he came upon ‘John’s Paragliders.’“Paragliding contest, today, at John’sParagliders.”
Once he got strapped into the paraglider, hetook off and went up, up, and up. He was 120 feet over a cliff the other contenders in the contest started to get ahead of him.
When he caught up to them, the gust of windthat had been carrying him, dropped. He started to get very nervous. He was now at 46 feet. Ifthe wind continued to drop, he would be below the face of the cliff!
Thankfully, the wind picked up again and hetraveled up another 46 feet. He was now at 92 feet.
Right as he caught up to the contestants, the winddropped again, and he fell 112 feet! He was now -20 feet below the cliff. This is exactly what he was hoping wouldn’t happen! If he did not get back above the cliff, he would crash into the side of it. Ahhh!!!
Perry knew he shouldn’t keep letting the wind control him, so he had an idea. When he got onto the face of the cliff, he would stop and collect rocks. Then, whenhe caught up to the other contestants, he would sneakbehind them and attach rocks to their harness to slow them down.
Perry did exactly that. He snuck up to thenearest contestant and attached three rocks to his harness. The paraglider slowed down. His theory worked!
He added four rocks to each contender hepassed as he worked his way to the front of the line.
He was in line with the front contestant when he saw the finish line. The contestant bustedforward 20 feet. If he added five rocks, he would have just enough time to finish first.
So that is exactly what he did! He won! Right inthe middle of his victorious moment, he felt an urge to return to his owner.
Finally, he made the long journey back home.When he got home, his owner was overjoyed tosee that Perry had returned with a trophy and a hobby to replace being naughty!