Bud's book features his teacher, Ms. Parker, in the title role. It's a story filled with drama and adventure, and even a hint of romance. I've reprinted it here, with the author's permission, for your reading pleasure. Bud's words are underlined.
Watch for the twist ending!
The good thing was Ms. Parker was on the boat.
The bad thing was I was worried about Ms. Parker going on her trip.
The good thing was Ms. Parker came back to cheer me up.
The bad thing was I missed her.
The good thing was Ms. Parker was back again. Great!
The bad thing was the boat was gone.