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51. A Hard Head
A woodpecker is a bird. It is red,
, and black. It has a long sharp beak.
is a special beak. It is stronger than
tree trunk. The woodpecker makes holes in tree
. It hits the tree trunk with its sharp
, again and again. Peck, peck, peck. Peck, peck,
. It makes a hole in the tree trunk.
it makes the hole bigger. It makes the
big enough to sit in. It makes the
big enough for two birds to sit in.
makes a nest in the hole. It prepares
nest for two baby birds. The mama woodpecker
two eggs in the nest. She sits on
eggs. Papa woodpecker brings her food. The eggs
. Then mama and papa feed the babies. The
grow up and fly away. Then they find
trees. They make holes in other trees for
baby birds. They make new holes in different
. Peck, peck, peck. Peck, peck, peck. Why don’t
woodpeckers get headaches? They hit their beaks against
tree trunk all day long. But you never
a woodpecker take aspirin. They must have very
beaks. They must have very hard heads.