The story of a little girl who goes to work with her mother when she has a cold and can’t go to day care.


Megan did not want to get up.

Megan felt hot and tired and her throat hurt and

‘AA-CHOO!’ said Megan.

‘Oh, dear,’ said Megan’s mother. ‘You can’t go to daycare.’

‘You can stay home with me,’ said Megan.

She would stay in bed and her mother would read her stories and give her a cuddle and help dress her dolls.

‘I have to go to work,’ said Megan’s mother.

‘I have an important meeting today.

I can’t stay home with you.’

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio