Theory:

This morning a cat got
Stuck in our tree.
Dad said, “Right, just
Leave it to me."
 
The tree was wobbly,
The tree was tall.
Mum said, “For goodness’
Sake don’t fall!”
Explanation:
 
Stanza \(1\)'s opening lines lay the groundwork for the poem. It explains how a little cat got stuck on a tree. The cat was in a bad situation and needed assistance to get down the tree branch.
 
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Cat stuck on a Tree
 
The problematic situation of the cat that prompted the child's father to take action in rescuing the cat from the tree was also explained in the lines of stanza 1. Despite the fact that the poem was about a problem that has to be solved, it remained hilarious throughout. The poem's subsequent lines are expected to provide a solution to this dilemma.
 
Stanza \(2\) depicts the status of the tree and the mother's anxiety for the kid's father. The limbs of the tree looked unstable and tall. The child's mother predicted the status of the tree and what would happen if her husband tried to climb it.
 
Since the kid's mother suspects the tree's stability, she warned him (the kid's father) not to climb on the tree because the branch may break. As a kind wife, she looked to be extremely protective of her family members.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
Answer:
S.No
Words
Meaning
1.
Struck
Trapped or locked in a particular place
2.
Wobbly
Something that is unstable and shaky
3.
Suspect
To believe something is true
4.
Predict
To say what will happen in the future
5.
Protective
Wanting to protect someone from damaged or harmed
6.
Initiative
Action taken by a person before others to solve a problem
7.
Rescuing
Saving someone from a dangerous situation
8.
Stability
Steadiness or unchanging quality
Reference:
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). Honeycomb. Dad and cat and the tree - Kit Wright (pp.107-109). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.