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Nonny Bear Gets a Friend

Yael Mermelstein

I have to tell you right off the bat that I don’t even like the title of this story. I mean, what am I? In kindergarten? My mommy doesn’t make playdates for me anymore, he-he! I’m practically an adult. Well, not exactly. Come to think of it, I’m not even bar mitzvah yet, but still, I think the title is seriously immature.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

When I first came to class, I knew that something was up. Everyone was standing around in little huddles talking to each other. “Hey, Nonny,” Rafi said as I turned a corner with TJ. “Did you hear that Boogie Bornstein is moving up a grade to our class?” “No way!” I tried to smile but I think it may have come out more like a grimace. I mean, I wasn’t surprised that Boogie was moving up a grade, everyone knows that kid is smart as beans (are beans smart?). BUT and notice that was a big BUT, his mouth is as big as his brain.

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