illustrated by Kerry Millard
The box was longer than Cassidy could spread her arms, and half as wide. It was so heavy she could hardly lift one corner.
There were five flat cardboard boxes inside. On top was a picture of a desk.
Cassidy had wanted a desk since the very first day of school. She had stories to write, pictures to draw and paintings to paint. She needed a desk!
This one had four drawers on one side and a cupboard with two shelves on the other. It was going to be perfect …
… when it was built.
‘We’ll build it in two ticks,’ said Dad. ‘Easy-peasy.’
Then he looked at Cassidy’s bedroom.
Stuff was heaped on her bed, dumped on her bookcase and piled on the floor. There were clothes, books, games, paintings, papers and science projects.
‘It won’t fit!’ said Dad. ‘There’s too much stuff!’
‘But …’ Cassidy began.
‘Just as soon as your room is tidy,’ said Dad, ‘we’ll build your desk.’
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