Because she’s the swiftest thing in the neighborhood
Because she’s a little girl with skinny arms
Because she lives on Mercury Street
She doesn’t mind because he really takes care of himself.
He sometimes gets in her way when she is trying to practice running.
She wishes he would pay attention sometimes.
A major character is the narrator of a story.
A major character teaches a minor character lessons.
A major character changes in a significant way as the story unfolds.
Make fun of Raymond
Make fun of her
Challenge her to a race
Challenge her to a fight
A minor character with whom Squeaky competes.
A minor character who fights with Squeaky.
Rosie talks loudly and rudely about Raymond.
Rosie is proud of Raymond.
Rosie does not admit that she dislikes Raymond.
The finish is so close.
She is thinking about Raymond.
She is thinking about the spelling bee.
Raymond is a burden from which she will never be free.
Generosity is more important than pride.