- First Name: 主人公の名
- Last Name: 主人公の姓
- Middle Name
- Name child goes by: 呼び名
- Gender: 性別
- Age: 年齢
- Home town: 住んでいる所
- Gulf Breeze
- Friend 1: 登場人物１
- friend 2: 登場人物２
- Friend 3:登場人物３
- Book from: 贈り主の名前
- Mommy and Daddy
- Dedication: メッセージ
- with love from
- Year of Gift: 本をプレゼントする日
- October 10, 1997
゛Ｔｈｅ Ｂｉｇ Ｐａｒａｄｅ"
ｗａｓ ｃｒｅａｔｅｄ ｅｓｐｅｃｉａｌｌｙ ｆｏｒ
Ｓａｖａｎａｈ Ｊｅａｎ Ｊｏｈｎｓｏｎ
ａｔ ｔｈｅ ａｇｅ ｏｆ ７
ｗｉｔｈ ｌｏｖｅ ｆｒｏｍ
Ｍｏｍｍｙ ａｎｄ Ｄａｄｄｙ
Savanah Johnson sat up wide awake in
her bed. The sun was just coming up
in Gulf Breeze. She could tell that
it was going to be a gorgeous day.
She glanced out her bedroom window.
Savanah remembered exactly where she
was planning to go today withJessica.
Savanah had been so excited for the
past week. With Jessica, she 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. Savanah had
even tried to go to sleep as fast as
she could last night to make the
morning come more quickly.
Savanah began to think about all the
fantastic fun she would have. Last
year, her favorite act was the clown
with the invisible dog. Savanah
wondered if the clown would be there
again today. Then Savanah thought
about the child who would be selected
by the mayor this year to lead the
parade. Who would that lucky person
Just then the phone rang. ゛Savanah
Johnson, will you lead the big parade
for us this year?" asked the mayor of
Gulf Breeze. ゛Oh, yes, yes !" exclaimed
Savanah. ゛Will I get to ride in the
fire truck?" The mayor chuckled, ゛You
most certainly will, Savanah ! "
Jessica waited with Savanah while a
huge helicopter landed in her back
yard. It was there to pick up Savanah.
The helicopter took off minutes later
with Savanah in the front seat grinning
from ear to ear. After waving goodbye,
Jessica hurried downtown to see the
From the helicopter, Savanah could see
the circus parade beginning to assemble
at the edge of town. The helicopter
landed and Savanah 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 Savanah. Savanah
Someone shouted, ゛Look, Savanah
Johnson is leading the parade this
year !" At that very moment, a big
drum roll was heard. Savanah
carefully climbed aboard the fire
truck next to the driver who was
dressed like a clown. Savanah enjoyed
the marvelous, marching music played
by the band as the fire truck drove
down the main street of Gulf Breeze.
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. Savanah imagined that the
fine, fancy feathers on the noble
horses' heads were bobbing to the beat
of the music. She bobbed her head
The fire truck turned a corner.
Savanah 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
The circus elephants followed next. As
she watched the playful pranks of the
darling baby elephant, Savanah
daydreamed about taking him home. When
the elephant fanned his big floppy
ears, Savanah 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.
A jolly juggler on a unicycle juggling
five full bottles fascinated Jessica.
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. Jessica knew it took practice
to be that good.
Savanah 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 his nose.
Everyone loved watching the seal clap
after each trick he performed.
Jessica had fun imitating his funny,
The acrobatic troupe was next. Their
tumbling and flipping routines had the
crowd cheering. Savanah was enjoying
his place of honor, but was really
tickled when the driver told hershe
would have a chance to watch the
entire parade pass before her as each
act entered the big top circus tent.
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
loud that Savanah 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 feline.
The fire truck stopped at the entrance
of the big top circus tent. Savanah
talked to the circus stars as they
went inside. It made her feel like an
important star to be so close to them.
Then Savanah joined Jessica in her
special section inside the tent.
When the circus was over, Savanah was
escorted outside by the mayor and the
ringmaster. Savanah did not want this
special day to end. As she turned to
look one last time, some performers
were waving goodbye. Savanah waved
back and smiled, for she knew she would
never forget the day she led THE BIG
In THE BIG PARADE, there were many
different characters. Can you
unscramble the following names?
- olin ____________________________________________
- reba __________________________________________
- ymnkoe ______________________________________
- esorh _________________________________________
- lesa ___________________________________________
- nlwoc _________________________________________
- glreguj ________________________________________