Monday, March 12, 2012

Bobbin Loses His Hat

Bobbin was very proud of his hat. He thought it made him look important. Whenever Bobbin went for a walk in the Dead Wood Forest he would wear his hat.

One day Bobbin was out looking for mushrooms. The wind started blowing and Bobbin's hat flew off his head. Bobbin chased after his hat but he could not catch it. After a while Bobbin could not see his hat anymore. He had lost it.

Bobbin searched and searched for his hat. Eventually he found a dark cave. Bobbin could see his hat lying in the shadows of the cave. Bobbin also noticed something strange about the cave; the cave sounded like it was breathing. The cave was actually the mouth of a huge dragon, but Bobbin did not know that.

Bobbin climbed inside the cave. He liked caves because he lived in a cave. This cave was much hotter than Bobbin's cave. It was also wet and slimy. Bobbin decided to grab his hat and go home to his own cave. But before Bobbin could get out of the cave, the dragon's mouth snapped shut.

It was very dark and hot inside the dragon. Bobbin decided that he would try find a different way out of the dragon, so he climbed down the dragon’s throat. The dragon felt something scratching his throat so he started to cough, and red flames burst around Bobbin. Bobbin liked fire, but only when it was cooking his food, not when it was cooking him. He started jumping up and down and rolling on the floor to try and escape from the flames. This tickled the dragon’s throat and he started laughing. The dragon laughed so hard that Bobbin flew out of his mouth and landed in a tree.

Bobbin decided that he didn’t like losing things. He also didn’t like finding dragons.

Did You Know...
Do you know that some birds clean crocodile’s teeth for them from INSIDE the crocodile’s mouth? I hope the crocodile isn’t hungry.

Words / ことば
breathing / いき
different / かわった
dragon / ドラゴン
search / たずねる
tickle / くすぐる

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bobbin Loses His Nerve

Bobbin was a goblin who lived in a forest. The forest was called Dead Wood Forest. Dead Wood Forest was a very scary place to live, even for goblins. There were many scary things in Dead Wood Forest, such as bats, spiders and even ghosts. Bobbin disliked bats most of all.

One day Bobbin was walking through Dead Wood Forest when a leaf fell on his head. Bobbin did not see the leaf and thought a bat had touched him. He got such a fright that he ran all the way home.

Bobbin the Goblin
Did You Know...
Did you know that some people believe that when a flower falls on their head that they will do well in exams?

Words / ことば
exams / しけん
forest / もり
fright / いふ
ghost / おばけ
spider / くも
touched / タッチ