The Bennett Family
(William, Elayne, John and Joseph)
Betty White Read more...
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Date: Oct 1997
From the book
Try, Try Again
'Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try again;
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,
For, if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear;
Try, try again.
Stick-to-it-iveness has a lot to do with getting the right answers in math, English, history, and life.
The fisher who draws in his net too soon,
Won't have any fish to sell;
The child who shuts up his book too soon,
Won't learn any lessons well.
If you would have your learning stay,
Be patient -- don't learn too fast;
The man who travels a mile each day,
May get round the world at last.
It Can Be Done
Brave people think things through and ask, "Is this the best way to do this?" Cowards, on the other hand, always say, "It can't be done."
The man who misses all the fun
Is he who says, "It can't be done."
In solemn pride he stands aloof
And greets each venture with reproof.
Had he the power he'd efface
The history of the human race;
We'd have no radio or motor cars,
No streets lit by electric stars;
No telegraph nor telephone,
We'd linger in the age of stone.
The world would sleep if things were run
By men who say, "It can't be done."
The Little Hero of Holland
Adapted from Etta Austin Blaisdell and Mary Frances Blaisdell
Here is the true story of a brave heart, one willing to hold on as long as it takes to get the job done.
Holland is a country where much of the land lies below sea level. Only great walls called dikes keep the North Sea from rushing in and flooding the land. For centuries the people of Holland have worked to keep the walls strong so that their country will be safe and dry. Even the little children know the dikes must be watched every moment, and that a hole no larger than your finger can be a very dangerous thing.