It’s fun to make up stories with a young child. The wilder it gets, the better! Give the child prompts by asking him/her questions. You’ll be amazed what comes out of a youngster’s mouth!
By CT – Written in collaboration with Kimberly C. (7 years old)
Once upon a time, there was a lonely giant. He had no friends. Every time he tried to make friends with someone, they ran away in fear. They were afraid that the giant would gobble them up. That made the giant very sad.
One day, the giant heard some noises coming from the river. He went to investigate and saw a puppy struggling in the fast flowing water. He reached his long arm out and plucked the puppy from the river. The puppy was grateful and from that day onwards, followed the giant everywhere he went.
A little girl named Kimberly saw the puppy trailing after the giant one sunny morning. She fell in love with it and decided to have it for her pet. After she kidnapped the puppy, she told the giant, “If you want to see your puppy again, bring me a choo-choo train.”
The giant was furious. He threw a big tantrum that lasted for six hours. Then he decided to abduct Maxwell, Kimberly’s younger brother. However, he didn’t know that Maxwell can transform into a superhero. So, when the giant tried to kidnap Maxwell, he was shocked to see an iron boy instead of a cute, chubby boy.
He was even more shocked when Maxwell gave him a mighty punch which caused him to end up in Antarctica. It was cold in Antarctica, very, very cold. In fact, it was freezing cold. The giant didn’t expect to be there, so he had no winter clothes and he died of hypothermia. So, Kimberly got to keep the puppy!