The scarlet Ibis

Updated: 5/21/2020
The scarlet Ibis

Storyboard Text

  • "Mama, he smiled. He's all there! He's all there!"
  • “Daddy built him a go-cart and I had to pull him around.”
  • I would gather wildflowers, wild violets, honeysuckle, yellow jasmine, snake flowers, and waterlilies, and with wire grass we’d weave them into necklaces and crowns.
  • “His head thrown far back, making his vermilion neck appear unusually long and slim. His little legs, bent sharply at the knees, had never before seemed so fragile, so thin.”
  • Ta-da!
  • "There wasn't a sound as Doodle walked slowly across the room and satdown at his place at the table. Then Mama began to cry and ran over to him."
  • “How many miles it had traveled to die like this, in our yard, beneath the bleeding tree.”