Meet the Characters

 

He's probably the best cook…This side of the Mississippi River." Crawdaddy laughed louder, "Either side of the Mississippi River." And to prove it…Crawdaddy made up a mess of flap-jacks faster than you can say, "Pass the butter,” and “Where's the syrup?" Everybody ate and they all agreed that Crawdaddy was the best cook on either side of the Mississippi River. Ever since, the five of them have all been fast friends.

 

 By then it was getting late so everybody decided it was time to go home, but Flippy made everyone promise that tomorrow they would all get together and play some more. Everybody said, "Okay." After all, the five of them had just become...Fast friends.