Johnny can't go to school today as he is sick. His mother must be worried about a fever as he has a thermometer in his mouth. He misses his friends at school and is sad to be home; his mother made him stay in bed. He can read his books and sleep today which will help him get better. He has a picture of his dog next to the bed and maybe Bailey, the dog, will come to visit him later. Bailey might even sleep on the bed, too, when Johnny takes a nap. Maybe he'll get a special meal served in bed! When he gets well, Johnny can go back to school and play with his friends.