Once upon a time, there lived two best friends.
Coco the dragon and Blushy the Bunny.
They lived on the island of Rye – oh what a paradise!
It was a land of beauty, and all things nice.
Every evening, Coco would wonder
“Where does the sun go?”
She longed to follow the sun, but was afraid to fly.
She had never flown high enough to touch the sky.
One morning, Blushy goes:
“Oh no Coco! Where did your colours go?!”
Pan the wise ox, whose words were always gold said
”Follow the sunset Coco, that’s where the secret to your colour unfolds."
“Before the sun sets…It’s a race against time!”
Coco looked up and she started to cry
“The mountains! I’m still scared about flying”
“Don’t worry Coco, I’ll be your eyes!"
"All you have to do, is just fly!”
Off they went!
They fly so high, they almost touch the sky!
But Blushy gets blinded by the sun!
Ahhhh! (Blushy falls down)
“Blushy where are you?!” Coco called, with her heart racing with fear
"I’m all the way down here!”
Coco opened her eyes, with a scare
It was just too high…
But she knew she had to face her fears.
She could not lose a friend so dear!
Coco swoops down saving Blushy
You did it Coco! You’re not afraid of flying anymore!
Onwards they went, chasing the setting sun.
And Coco caught the colours of its last rays.
Just before the day was done
[Word Count of Story - 248]
It is natural to feel scared when trying something for the first time. What are your child’s firsts?
As a role play activity, ask your child to imagine that they were Coco. Guiding questions:
- What are you afraid of? Why?
- What if Coco stayed on the Island of Rye?
- Coco has Blushy to help her. Who is your Blushy?