DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Written by AMBER HARRIS Illustrated by ARD HOYT COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET To Justin, Tanner, Jake, and Teagan —Amber To my uncle Richard Hansen, with admiration —Ard Published by Redleaf Lane An imprint of Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court Saint Paul, MN 55117 www.RedleafLane.org Text © 2015 by Amber Harris Illustration © 2015 by Ard Hoyt All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. First edition 2015 Book jacket and interior design by Jim Handrigan Main body text set in ITC Bookman Std Light Manufactured in Canada 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 12345678 Library of Congress Control Number: 2015900872 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET My name is Wisteria Jane Hummell. My momma named me Wisteria on account of wisteria being her most favorite flower. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET She said, “Wisty Jane, I named you after the most beautiful flower I’d ever seen, because you were the most beautiful baby I’d ever seen.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Sometimes Momma says she should have named me Trouble. I sure am glad she didn’t do that, because Trouble is not a good name. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Next thing I knew, I was home, and Mrs. Darby told Momma just what I’d done. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Momma said, “Wisteria Jane, do you understand why Ella’s upset?” I was so glad she asked, because I surely did not. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET She said, “Wisty, when you say mean things to your friends, you hurt their feelings.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET “I never told a single person about the time Daddy broke your favorite teacup.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET “And I never did tell you that Bingo wet on your bed. I kept that one all to myself.” I told Momma, “I got so many think-twice thoughts up in my head, a few more sure won’t be a problem.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Ella said, “Thanks, Wisteria. I really like the unicorn, and rainbow really is my favorite color.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Well, my mouth wanted to tell Ella that rainbow was my favorite color and that she was just a big old copycat. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET But then I got to thinking maybe this would be a good time to keep my not-so-nice thought to myself. I took a deep breath, and I blew it out real slow. I said, “You are welcome, Ella. I also love rainbow.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET “Maybe that is why we are such good friends.” COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL