Tuesday, October 7, 2008

How the Giraffe Got Its Neck

Once upon a time, there was a giraffe. Then it had a baby giraffe. The Baby explored anywhere she could, but later it got put in the zoo. When she was there she saw a flower. The flower was a purplish-pink color and had tons of petals that were smooth, furry, and soft. It was short and the stem was like soggy celery! The poor hungry baby wanted to eat the flower, but she couldn't reach it! So she stretched and STRETCHED, and STRETCHED! Until . . . she had a HUGE neck! She went from 2 feet tall to 18 feet tall! She told all of the giraffes to stretch! Now it's the tallest mammal in the world! And that's how the giraffe got its neck.

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Mom said...

Move over Aesop. Very clever. The flower sounded interesting. I might stretch and stretch to get a better look, but I'm not sure I'd like to taste it :)

XOXOXO
Grandma

April (Thorup) Oaks said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!! I think this is such a creative story. You should find a contest to enter it in! I LOVE IT!!!!

Chiquita said...

Thanks for the comments!

J Fo said...

I always wondered about that...thanks for the great story!

Zelia said...

Wow! Great story, J. K. Foley.
Sounds great.
Keep up with these great stories and someday with all the money you will have you can take care of Vavo.
Love you

Boquinha said...

Fabulous! I love when you work on stories with Daddy and then surprise me . . . this one is no exception. It's a great story, honey, and very creative! Thank you for sharing it! I love you! Love, Mommy :)

emily said...

what a clever story! I liked your description of a stem like soggy celery. I've actually held a flower with stems like that!