Robert Munsch's Look At Me! (Tell Me A Story!)
Madison loves the "really real" rose the face painter makes for her... but what if it is truly, really, real? A funny story about a magical painting and parents who just won't listen.
When Madison's grandma comes for a visit, they go on a trip to see the face painter in the park. Madison doesn't want an ordinary picture on her face, though — not a scary face, not a regal tiger, not a delicate butterfly. Instead she asks the face painter for just one really real rose on her cheek. Then the family goes shopping... and suddenly the rose starts to GROW. "Look at me!" says Madison "That's nice," says her dad as he looks at tools in the hardware store. "That's nice," says her mom as she looks at pots in the kitchen store. And at first Madison is intrigued by her amazing painting. But that all ends when she realizes that she has twenty-five roses growing on her, and there is a leaf coming out her ear!
Grandma is the one who finally listens. They go to the doctor, but the doctor doesn't know what to do. Next they go to the garden store, where the clerk suggests weed killer. Madison refuses. She wants to be kind to the rose, so she buys a huge pot and goes home to take a nap next to it. When she wakes up, the rose is growing in the pot. Grandma takes it home and plants it in the garden, where it waits for its next victim...