Bartholomew and the Oobleck is
a story about a king who wanted to have something fall from the sky that
was "his." He complained to Bartholomew, his page, that he
wanted the magicians to invent something for him.
The king is happy with the new
invention of Oobleck until he realizes that the Oobleck is not good for
his kingdom. It is Bartholomew who convinces the king the only way to
stop the mess is for the king to admit it was his own fault that this
- After you read the story, discuss what this
strange substance could be. It is definitely a strange substance that
comes from the sky. If you put a little green food coloring in your
starch mixture, you have some oobleck!
- The moral to the story is that "not every
invention helps people, inventors must be careful!"