THE SUMMER JOB/THE BIG RED KITE
The cubs work on Farmer Ben's farm. Papa helps the cubs build their own kite for a contest.
THE SUMMER JOB: Brother and Sister are given the opportunity to learn about farming when they spend their summer working with Farmer Ben. They experience the joys and sorrows of working in a field so intrinsically linked to the whims of Mother Nature. As the summer ends the cubs harvest their own crop of sweet corn and gain a new appreciation for the effort that goes into farming. THE BIG RED KITE: When a store window full of colourful novelty kites gets the cubs excited about entering a kite-flying contest, Brother and Sister are surprised when Papa suggests they build their own kite instead of buying one. Together Papa and the cubs build a big old style kite, which turns out to be too big to fly without an equally big wind. Regardless, instead of buying a store bought kite for the contest like all the other cubs, Brother and Sister decide to take their chances on "Big Red". To them, it's no longer about winning or losing; it's about taking pride in something they' ve made. They just want to see Big Red fly. As luck would have it, the wind picks up and, as all the store bought kites crash to the ground, Big Red flies so high, all the contestants join in and have a great time flying it.