StoryTime with Mama and Papa – chapter 4- part 1

Chapter 4 – part 1


  1. What happened to Scruffy as a result of all his goat mischief?
  2. Did Scruffy’s mischief affect others? How?
  3. Did Papa leave Scruffy behind on purpose as a punishment?
  4. Why did Scruffy jump out of Mama’s arms?
  5. Where did Scruffy run?
  6. Why did Scruffy hide in the forest when everyone was looking for him?


  1. Draw a page of pictures showing the goats going for a walk, Scruffy being carried by Mama up the field, Scruffy jumping out of Mama’s arms, Scruffy being chased by the golfers and Scruffy hiding by the old dead log.

Remember to send your answers to or on my contact page of the website to get entered into a draw for a book or to have your work posted to the website!

StoryTime with Mama and Papa…the Contest!!

Scruffy Finds His Way by

Calling all students and teachers, parents and kids!!!

Join the challenge…enter the StoryTime with Mama and Papa contest!

Contest Rules:

Part 1…answer the questions.

  1. Listen to the story
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Send your replies to
  4. Everyone who sends in a reply will be entered in a draw to win a free book!

Part 2 …do the activities

  1. Draw the pictures or make a video…whatever the listed activity for each chapter is.
  2. Send your pictures or video to
  3. I will post the best pictures and videos to my website…you’ll be famous…cause everyone will see your work online!

Challenge another class or family to compete with you to see which one will get the most stuff posted to my website. Even though you are separated from your friends and classmates…you can still have fun together. 

Let the “StoryTime with Mama and Papa” just be the first of many online activities that you can do together.  Have fun!  Lynn


This lovely review was posted on Amazon!! Thank you so much for your kind words!  If you have read my book…a review would be appreciated, so that more people will be encouraged to take a look!

  1. Scruffy is a loveable character that warms your heart through his antics and mischievous nature. ♥️ My kids loved this book. I loved that it tells the story of a God that loves us through our struggles.
  2. Marie Blair Campbell

    Reviewed in Canada on May 3, 2021

    In Scruffy Finds His Way, P. Lynn Halliday uses her barnyard experience to weave a delightful tale about a young adventure seeking goat. Scruffy learns that life on the farm is not as simple as it seems. The smooth-flowing children’s story is filled with lessons about differences, leadership, conscience, loss and recovery. It’s a fine book to read to young children. All levels of readers will enjoy it. Scruffy Finds His Way has many tales of tails to tell. Illustrations by Jupiters Muse give the pages jump.


StoryTime with Mama and Papa – chapter 3 – part 2

Questions- Chapter 3 – part 2

  1. Was Scruffy concerned about doing stuff that Mama and Papa didn’t like? Why?
  2. Why did Papa put an electric fence around the pasture?
  3. Why does the Maker sometimes let bad things happen to us.?
  4. Describe a time when you did something that your Mom had told you not to do. What happened? did you get into trouble? Did your Mom still love you?


  1. Draw a picture of Mr. Ram and the sheep all hopping together.
  2. Draw a picture of Scruffy breaking out of the pasture fence – show a speech bubble that says, “Yikes, it bites.”
  3. Write a little story about some of the mischief that Scruffy and the Scruffkids did when they broke out of the pasture fence.


StoryTime with Mama and Papa-chapter 3-part 1



1- What were the names of the Scruffkids?

2- How do goats “look” at things?

3- what was Billyboy trying to do in the barnyard?

4- What did the Maker design Scruffy to do?

5- Why did it matter that Scruffy got himself and his friends in trouble?

6- Why did Scruffy shake his head when the “little voice” spoke to him?

7- How did Papa and Billyboy find out about the goats escaping from the barnyard?


1- Think about the “little voice” that spoke to Scruffy. List the type of things the voice would say.

2-Draw a picture of a time when you decided to do something you shouldn’t have done- put a “speech bubble” and write down what the “ little voice” would have said to you.

StoryTime with Mama and Papa- chapter 2

Part 1- Comprehension
1- What was Scruffy going to show Hobby?

2- How hard did Scruffy try to catch Hobby?

3- Why was Scruffy mad and sad after he played with Hobby?

4- Why didn’t the Maker make Scruffy as fast as Hobby?

5- Does that make Scruffy inferior to Hobby?

6- Why did Scruffy feel better when his Mom told him that the
maker had made him special in a different way than Hobby?

7-What happened Scruffy in the pig pen?

8-Was Scruffy inferior to the piglets because he got stuck in the mud?

9-How did Scruffy get out of the mud?

10-What wasn’t Scruffy made for?

Answer the questions and send them in to enter a draw for a free book!

Part 2- Activities
1- Try revving up to Super-kid-hopping-speed and hop around the room- get an adult to send a video to me – best video to be posted on my website
2-Draw a picture showing how the Maker made you special – add a caption that tells what makes you special- send me the picture – best will be posted!

Other books by P.Lynn Halliday

Have you ever been lost? Totally and completely, have no idea where you are…lost? Well, Lynn has! Join her as she shares her “lost” adventures with you- adventures that God has used to show her His way.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10

“In her short delightful memoir “Stuck on the Rocks, Again” Lynn paddles through and shoots the rapids of her Northern Ontario life…Halliday’s adventures remind the readers that God always answers their prayers. Sometimes the answer is “yes”. Sometimes it is “no.” Often, it’s “I’ll get back to you, I’m working on something.” – Wayne Campbell, editor/writer Welland Tribune

Both books are available directly from P. Lynn Halliday. Contact: to place your order or to comment. $15/book or $25/both

Never give up


Never give up!

If you have read my book – Scruffy Finds His Way and read my first blog, you will discover a curious omission…that it appears in the book that we only have a small family that consists of Mama, Papa and Billyboy! In reality, our family consists of five people…Mama, Papa, Randi-Lynn, Joan and Bill…or Billyboy! So the question arises…why didn’t I include my two oldest children in the story?? Was there some deep, dark secret about them that I wanted to keep hidden…away from public view or “gasp” was I ashamed of them?? The quick answer is, “No”.

In Goat Tails I am telling the story of the Family Farm from the perspective of the Goats and right from the very beginning the family member that best loved the goats – especially the kids was our youngest child…Bill! Hence he has been featured in the first book, “Scruffy finds his way” and in the second book…soon to be released, “SuperScruff!”

But while Bill was primarily interested in the goats…he was not the only one to have adventures on our farm. Our oldest daughter, Randi-Lynn’s passion was horses! She spent every minute she could with the horses…riding, training and grooming. You could often find her at the barn…sometimes with an equally enthusiastic friend, gaily chattering while brushing and saddling her horse for another training session. She was serious about her riding and regularly went out for solo rides in the country to work off a few rough edges on her mount.

One day she headed off on such a ride on her favourite mount of the time…Angel! Now that horse was as misnamed as any horse I have ever heard of. To me…she was a cantankerous old lady whose sole pleasure in life was dumping you onto the ground! But to Randi-Lynn she was a queen who just needed a little work…?? Well off she went across the field to practice jumping over obstacles that Rand had strategically placed along the trails, then farther along to Clover Valley, where they would enjoy a brisk gallop. We watched her go…no worries…they had done this dozens of times.

It wasn’t until we spied Angel galloping up the field towards the barn, saddle slapping against her flanks…minus the rider that we got a little concerned! We ran to the driveway to head her off and managed to direct this angelic horse back into the barn. We had just decided who was going to ride out to look for our daughter when we saw a small person stomping angrily home (you could tell just how angry she was, even at a distance ). Fifteen minutes later she arrived, with a black look on her determined face. Stomping straight by us without saying anything she marched to the barn. Two minutes later she was back on a snorting Angel galloping across the field. We pondered…who had learned the biggest lesson…Randi-Lynn or Angel?

Over the years there were many similar sort of events that occurred with that horse…yet despite the frustrations, Randi-Lynn continued to love her…never gave up on her…used every opportunity to further her training…just like God does for us!

He uses events…both good and bad to build our character, to rub off some of our rough edges. We balk, we fight Him, we stubbornly refuse to learn…but He never gives up…now that’s love! See Romans 5:3-5

Now, I’ve happily shared one of Randi-Lynn’s moments…I have also shared some of my own misadventures- check out “Finding His Way” and “Stuck on the Rocks, again” – real stories about our Faithful…never-give-up God rubbing off some of my rough edges!

StoryTime with Mama and Papa – Chapter 1 – Scruffy Beginnings

Chapter 1 – Scruffy Beginnings

Question Time with Mama

Part 1- Comprehension                               

 Name:_________________    Telephone: ______________     

  • Answer the questions below and email your answers to – don’t forget to put your name and telephone # on the question sheet!
  • Every person that sends in their answers will be entered in a draw to win a free book!
  1.   What type of animal is Scruffy?_________________________________________
  2.   What is a baby goat called? ____________________________________________
  3. What special building did the Family Farm have?  __________________________ 
  4. Who lived on the Family Farm? __________________________________________
  5. What other critters were born? _________________________________________
  6. Which animal had the longest legs? _____________________________________
  7.   What is a baby horse called?___________________________________________
  8. What did Hobby have trouble doing when he was newly born? ______________
  9.   Which animals had the shortest legs? ___________________________________
  10.   What are goats made for?_____________________________________________

Part 2 – Activities

  • Send me a picture of your drawing of the Family Farm and of Scruffy
  • The best picture will be posted on my website…for all to see!
  1.   Imagine that the Family Farm was your home.

Draw a picture of your farm, include one other animal that you would have there.

  1.   Nellie Nanny said, “that she hoped that Scruffy would grow up to be the       special Scruff that the Maker had designed him to be.”

  Draw a picture of something that made Scruffy special.