A grandmother and a
little girl whose face was sprinkled with bright red
freckles spent the day at the zoo.
children were waiting in line to get their cheeks
painted by a local artist who was decorating them
with tiger paws.
"You've got so many freckles, there's no place to
paint!" a boy in the line cried.
Embarrassed, the little girl dropped her head. Her
grandmother knelt down next to her.
love your freckles," she said. "Not me," the girl
"Well, when I was a little girl I always wanted
freckles" she said, tracing her finger across the
"Freckles are beautiful!"
The girl looked up. "Really?"
"Of course," said the grandmother. "Why, just name me
one thing that's prettier than freckles."
The little girl peered into the old woman's smiling
face. "Wrinkles," she answered