Chapter 2: Marcie Goose?!

"Well?" asked Marcie. "How do I look?"

"You look silly, Marcie." Laughed Peppermint Patty.

"I do?" Marcie asked, not knowing if this was a compliment or not.

"You sure do, but so do I. I'm also glad we're together." The tomboy said.

Peppermint Patty:

You and me, me and you

there is so much we can do.

Play all day, tomorrow play again.

Marcie:

I can see you and me

get along terrifically.

That is what it means to be a friend.

Peppermint Patty:

When I go out to ride a bike,

I love to ride with you.

Marcie:

I wonder if we could ride

a bike that's built for two.

Peppermint Patty and Marcie:

I can see you and me

get along terrifically.

That is what it means to be a friend.

Marcie:

If you throw a ball in the air,

I'll be there to catch.

Peppermint Patty:

It's so much fun we can share

cause we're a perfect match.

Peppermint Patty and Marcie:

I can see you and me

get along terrifically.

That is what it means to be a friend.

Peppermint Patty:

Give me a hug and you can bet

I will give one too.

Marcie:

Blow me a kiss and I'll get

one blowing back to you.

Peppermint Patty and Marcie:

I can see you and me

get along terrifically.

That is what it means to be a friend.

That is what it means to be a friend!

"Is everything okay in there?" Charlie Brown asked as he, Barney and the rest of the kids entered the treehouse.

"There's this new thing, Chuck, called 'knocking'." Huffed Peppermint Patty.

"We did knock." Rerun complained. "In fact, we knocked-" he was then taken back by the four girls. "Is it just me or did Mother Goose get smaller?"

"Hmm..." Barney said, getting a closer look and playing along. "She's got Mother Goose's eyes, she's got her little nose and I can see Mother Goose's smile coming out." He chuckled. "You sure look beautiful today, Mother Goose."

"She sure does." Rerun smiled.

"In fact, you remind me of someone." Charlie Brown said. "But who?"

"It's me, Charles-Marcie." Chuckled Marcie as she removed the bonnet.

"I knew that." Barney giggled.

"You look beautiful as Mother Goose, Marcie." Heather commented.

"Thanks." Marcie giggled. "In fact, it's kind of silly-I was reading some of her rhymes in this book."

"Wouldn't it be cool to act out some of her rhymes?" Sally asked.

"That's a terrific idea!" cheered Barney as they all headed to the playground to get rhyme inspiration.

"Mother Goose makes rhymes about everything around her. Can you do that, Marcie?" asked Franklin.

"Let's see." Marcie began, looking around. Her glance landed on Snoopy. "There was a white beagle with ears so droopy and a bright red collar, his name was Snoopy."

The kids clapped. "Good rhyming." Linus praised. "Now try one about Halloween."

"Okay! Halloween night is the time for a scare, cause when we yell 'boo', up flies your hair." She continued as Linus' hair stood up. The kids laughed at that rhyme.

"Now here's a tough one. Rhyme colors." Lucy smirked.

"Okay then. Red is primary-yellow too, there's green and purple, orange and blue." The bespectacled girl smiled.

"And who said she can't rhyme?" asked Peppermint Patty.

"I think we have a new Mother Goose." Franklin said as Marcie became distracted by some toy sheep Sally had been playing with earlier. "Uh Marcie?"

"Yeah, Frankie?" she asked.

"What're you doing?" he questioned.

"I was just admiring these sheep." Marcie said. "They've wandered away from Little Bo Peep and now, she can't find them."

"I love that rhyme!" Sally cheered. "Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep, and doesn't know where to find them."

Barney smiled. "Leave them alone, and they'll come home-wagging their tails behind them."

"Let's do some more rhymes!" suggested Franklin.

"We'll find the things we need for rhyming in the classroom." Barney said as they all headed there.

Inside the classroom, the kids saw all sorts of things to use for rhyming. Franklin went first as he held up a toy shoe. "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. She gave them some broth and pieces of bread, she hugged them and kissed them, and sent them to bed."

Next was Schroeder's turn and he was standing by the toy stove. "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot-nine days old. Some like it hot, some like it cold, some like it in the pot-nine days old."

"Ewww!" exclaimed a few kids.

Sally went next. "Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moon! The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon."

"What stupendous rhyming." Barney praised.

"Thanks." The kids smiled.

"We're not done yet." Linus said as he stepped up with a toy horn. "Little boy blue, come blow your horn. The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn. Where's the boy who looks after the sheep? He's under the haystack, fast asleep." He then belted out some notes on the trumpet.

"Come on, let's rhyme some more." Heather suggested.

"I already wrote one." Sally said.

"Wow." The kids said.

"Sally, can you read it aloud, please?" asked Barney.

"Sure. Kangaroos and froggies hop, just like our friend-" Sally began as Baby bop hopped into the classroom.

"BABY BOP!" the kids cheered.

"Hi friends." Waved Baby Bop.

"Hi there, Baby Bop." Barney smiled. "Nice hopping."

"Thanks." Baby Bop giggled before looking at Marcie. "Hi, Mother Goose."

"Oh good grief." Lucy sighed. "Baby Bop, that's Marcie."

"Whoops. My bad." The three-year-old shrugged.

"Let's ALL hop like Baby bop." Linus suggested.

"Great idea!" Barney cheered.

Baby Bop:

Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!

Barney:

I know someone who is lots of fun

With a happy kind of dancing.

All of her friends say, Baby Bop,

Do the Baby Bop hop!

Barney and Peanuts Gang:

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Baby Bop:

Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!

"Hoppity hop!" Sally said. "We're never gonna stop!"

Barney and Peanuts Gang:

I know someone who is lots of fun

With a happy kind of dancing'.

All of her friends say, Baby Bop,

Do the Baby Bop hop!

Hop! Hop! Hop!

Baby Bop:

Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!

Barney:

So sing this song,

You can hop along,

Whenever you feel like jumping.

Baby Bop and Sally:

'Cause when you hop, you feel tip top.

Doing the Baby Bop hop.

Sally:

Let's do the Baby Bop hop.

Barney, Baby Bop and Peanuts Gang:

Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!

Doing the Baby Bop hop.

Baby Bop:

Hop