Monday, June 22, 2009
Miss Elmendorf's second grade class at Overlook Primary in Poughkeepsie, New York, were inspired to create their own Strega Nona story. STREGA NONA AND THE MAGIC CHEESE POT is set in Colmerica (the countries of Colombia and America mixed together). A new character was introduced: Bob the cowboy (see above). "Howdy, y'all!"
Strega Nona caused the problems in this story. She used Bob's magic cheese pot to make macaroni and cheese, but she wanted to take a nap, and forgot to blow the three kisses to make the magic cheese pot stop before lying down and falling asleep.
"Flipping nuggets!" the townspeople said as the macaroni and cheese filled the town.
Big Anthony and Bob the cowboy sang the magic song, and blew the three kisses to stop the pot. Strega Nona and the townspeople ate all of the macaroni and cheese.
Strega Nona then woke up and realized it had all been a dream.