beasts • Beasts are animals other than human beings. • Lions and bears are beasts. • Describe some beasts you know about.
itches • Itches are feelings on the skin that make you want to scratch. • After I walked through poison ivy, I had many itches. • When have you had itches?
preen • When birds preen they smooth and clean their feathers using their beaks. • I watched my parrot preen himself. • What do birds do when they preen?
handy • If something is handy, it is useful. • A can opener is a handy tool. • What is something that comes in handy when it rains?
nibble • When you nibble you bite something gently or take small bites of it. • Squirrels and chipmunks nibble nuts. • What do you like to nibble?
puddles • Puddles are small and shallow pools of water. • After it rains, you can see puddles. • How is a puddle like a pool?