Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monkey Wrench Lorax Cole and Hobbes Gang

I found this story in Cole's writing notebook from school. I have been given permission to share it. I feel closer to John Calvin, Thomas Hobbes, happy endings and my kid.

In the Jungle
Written by Cole Cunningham
Age 8
June, 2012

Deep in the jungle the tiger is sleeping and then a great rumbling sound growls. At first the tiger (Hobbes) thinks it's his stomach. But it's not. Then a big hacking, coughing, sputtering, maniac machine came through and with 1,000 blades of pure steel it chopped down almost 1,000,000 of the 1,000,000,000 trees.

 Let's go back 30 minutes. The conductor of Oil Co. says, "We'll get rid of this stinkin' forest and get stinkin' rich," he said to the co-manager. Soon, Hobbes was getting agitated. So were the other animals. They formed a secret plan. Let's see how it worked.

The first part of the plan worked perfectly. Some people were crossing the river to find more trees to cut down. But alligator overturned their boat and the piranhas nibbled like crazy so that those people wouldn't find any more trees.

Hobbes heard the news and did the end of his plan. When the big machine came through foliage the pumas and ocelots distracted the driver while the tigers let the air out of the tires. Infuriated, the conductor called the police and told them everything but instead of caging the animals they arrested him and his colleagues.

Hobbes lived a very happy life.

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