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Sara’s Selections: August, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Bookosmia and Ms Sara are back bringing us a magical collection of young person’s writings. And this time some of it really takes us into a wonderland where candyfloss can give fibres and unicorns can party! I hand over the introductions to the fabulous Ms Sara.

Poetry

Hitansh Kedia

Hellooo everyone, your best friend Sara here! Here is a heartfelt prayer from 11 year old Hitansh Kedia from Kolkata towards a ‘minor’ change in our diets. What can I say? Amen!

To those ugly vegetables!

If chocolates were healthy, and vegetables junk,
Healthy foods children would love to eat.
With bitter vegetables off our plates,
Every meal would be a treat.

We’d no longer hear our doctors say,
“You’re not getting enough protein.”
Or hear our mothers tell day and night,
“You need to change your diet routine!”

Carbohydrates and energy we’d have in plenty,
Getting our fibre from cotton candy.
And whenever we’d need some extra vitamins,
Some lollipops would come in handy.

Eating our dream meals every day,
We kids would smile with glee.
From all the vegetables that haunted us,
We’d finally be free!

I hope this happens,
And it happens fast.
To those ugly vegetables,
I’d say goodbye at last!

Darshali Agarwal

Here is yet another delectable poem on my, or rather, ‘our’ beloved mangoes. Clearly it is turning little kids, like 7 year old Darshali from Bhilwara, into budding poets!

My Mango

Mango, mango very sweet

My favourite fruit,

I love to eat.

Mango green, mango yellow

They are delicious ,even when mellow.

Mango juice, mango slice

Everything is very nice.

I wish I had a mango tree

Everyday I would get mango free.

Shifa Zahra Touseef

Ready for a good laugh?Make way for some first class kids’ humour, in this amusing poem by 8 year old Shifa from Lucknow.

BDG (Big Disgusting Giant)

Being friends with a giant

Is my greatest fear

Especially if the big man has diarrhea.

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He may be a big friendly fella

But I have to stand under an umbrella.

It’s no fun, I can tell you

Being washed away in a river of poo.

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I am scared of drowning in a big smelly stink

So I ask you all to carefully think,

If your friend is a giant, don’t think its funny

To invite him to tea and feed him spicy curry.

Read with Sara stories for kids by young writers Ayraa Mumbai Bookosmia

Ayraa Shriwardhankar from Mumbai sends in this lovely poem, as lovely as the peacock itself. Read for yourself.

Peacocks

Peacocks are pretty as a queen,

Royal green, blue and brown.

When they opens their feathers,

They have a crown.

Peacock is the national bird of India.

I love the way it opens the feather and dances when happy.

Birds are beautiful but peacocks fascinates me the most.

Nature with Sara Peacock and Peahen Bookosmia

Stories

Arnav Prasanna

Here is a beautiful story by 9 year old Arnav Prasanna from Bangalore.  Dont miss this tooth fairy story, with a twist!

What does the tooth fairy do with our teeth?

One day there was a girl named Akansha. Akansha was a very nice girl. She did her chores everyday. One day, her tooth fell out. She was so excited because she knew that the tooth fairy would come. She brushed the tooth with lots of toothpaste and kept it under her pillow.

She couldn’t sleep at night because she was so excited. She thought what does the tooth fairy do with all the milk teeth?Does she make milk out of them and drink? Is that why they are called milk teeth? All those questions made her sleepy.

Soon, she went to sleep.

That night, the tooth fairy came slowly into her room and took the sparkly tooth under the bed. But as she flew out of the window, her wand fell out from her pocket.

The next morning, Akansha woke up and checked under the pillow. The tooth was gone and there was money there. She was very happy. But next to the window she saw something shiny. It was a magic wand.

Akansha understood that it was the tooth fairy’s wand. She wanted to give it back to the tooth fairy but how to give it? She thought the tooth fairy will realize her wand is missing and come back that night. Maybe she could meet the tooth fairy. Akansha was so excited! That night she tried very hard to stay awake but she was so sleepy.

The next morning, Akansha woke up and saw the magic wand was gone. She checked under her pillow and saw a note.

‘Thank you for finding my wand. I turned your tooth into a star. Hope you can see it in the sky. Love, tooth fairy’.

Akansha was very happy. Every night after that she looked out of her window and saw her tooth as a shiny star in the sky. Now she knew what the tooth fairy does with the teeth, she makes them into stars!

Vachi Aggarwal

Have you ever been to a unicorn party. Read through this very creative story by 8 year old Vachi Aggarwal from Jaipur

The day I got invited to a unicorn party

I don’t know how but one night I found myself in the land of unicorns There, I  could see millions of unicorns. The unicorns were speaking.  

“Welcome Vachi,” one unicorn said. “My name is Eliza.” Another one said her name is Monica.

Eliza bought some cake and pastry for me. 

I asked Eliza how I came here. She said, “Darling, you are the chief guest of our  annual unicorn day. It is a party where lots of fairies, gods and stars come and  have lots of fun.” It was very strange but I went along with it. 

All the fairies and unicorns looked happily at me. We were enjoying the night, we were dancing, asking questions to each other and singing songs. All of a sudden a very bright light appeared. I could see many fairies and wizards  coming on their vehicles like elephants, birds etc.

Then the big wizard called me and told me why I was invited as the chief guest.

He said that back on earth, people think small actions do not matter but  actually it is the small action that leads to big changes. He reminded me that last week when I had seen an injured bird, I had given it first aid and not  ignored or just seen from a distance like others had. Seeing me, many others  followed to help. 

He said he saw an honest girl in me and that’s why he invited me to the party. 

Then we had a gala dinner. Before leaving,  I asked the wizard if he could use his magical powers to cure coronavirus patients. The wizard said that he had actually given those powers to everyone, especially children, 

“By staying at home, helping their parents and keeping their hands clean, children can help make the world a beautiful and safe place,” he said. 

I came home with a new learning – do good, be good. Even a small act means a lot to the world. 

Aarya Vardhan Agarwala

Ready for some thrills? Here is a wonderfully written story by Aarya from Kolkata which will made me feel I am there with him through all the action! Tell me how you felt.

The Secret Bunker

It was a fine Sunday afternoon, me and my brother were taking a stroll down  the park near our house.That is when my brother found something very old  rusty, but something made us stop and look closer. It reminded us of the  treasure in a movie we had watched during the summer break.We got excited  that we had discovered a Secret Bunker!! We decided to gather some of our  friends and come check out the bunker the next day.  

Next day, I packed all the equipment and called up some of my friends. We sneaked out during the night.With full enthusiasm we reached the park and then tried opening the bunker.The bunker lid was so heavy that it took two of my strongest friends to prise it open.

We were amazed to see that it opened to a tunnel! I beamed my flashlight around.There was a ladder. We were almost sure that we had found a treasure.  We climbed down the ladder and  were very disappointed to find nothing, nothing at all.

We were just about to go back disheartened, when my brother screamed in  joy! He had spotted something. It was a door with a code hidden behind the  ladder. The code was covered with a thick layer of dust. We tried to see the  code with the help of flashlight.To our surprise there was a number lock on it.  There were a few symbols inscribed just above the lock. One of my friends who was really interested in ancient symbols and scripts jumped in to interpret the  code. Now was his time to shine. He entered the code in the lock and the door  creaked open. We were fascinated by the sight we saw in front of us.

There was a huge room with many intelligent looking people, all going about their work  and too busy to even notice the door was open. There were test tubes, chemicals on one side and huge charts hung on the other. There were  huge tables with many devices like microscopes on a far end of a room. We just couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was the biggest research center ever! We took out my spy device to record the voices of scientists. That was enough for that day’s work. We slowly closed the door and came out of the box. 

The next day, we decided to go again to the secret place and get the ultimate  proof of the secret organisation. This time, we took a camcorder with us and  recorded the whole place. After we  got back up we ran to my house. We  posted everything online and it went viral in a day. Now everybody knew about 

bunker. It was not long before everyone was caught and brought under  custody. Next day the news came that the government had taken over the  organisation.

That was not the end we were invited by the president to present the medals of honour. So it was a happy ending. I guess…

Varnika Agarwal

Why does God get no chocolate? Eleven-year-old Varnika from Delhi wants to change that..read this story to know how.

Why doesn’t God get chocolate?

WHY DOESN’T GOD GET CHOCOLATE?

Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t eat chocolate? Do you think that he doesn’t like it or do you think that people believe that chocolate is not meant  for gods? Let’s find out what Mona thought.

She was a very inquisitive girl. Always having unimaginable questions in her tiny head and without getting the answer, she would be pondering on that for  as long as it took.  Once in a dark and sleepy night, Mona was sleeping and dreaming that she was in Choco city, a whole city made of candy and  chocolate. The houses were made of chocolate cake with vanilla icings as their roof. The river made of chocolate milk in which fish made of chocolate cereals  swam and floated.

The tall, colourful lollipop trees and the clouds which were actually cotton  candy, of a dreamy pink shade. And Mona was eating it all up, filling her heart’s  content! Ah… what a dream! She was floating in her dreams when  suddenly, “MONA!!! Time for school!! Come on, don’t be lazy! You have 45 minutes sharp to get ready!” It was Mona’s mom. Mona groaned and very  slowly, brushed her teeth, took a bath and went to say her morning prayers.

She was so engrossed in continuing her dream, the small temple in front of her, where she was standing, started looking like a cake! When she was about  to finish, she had another question, as usual.

“Why doesn’t God get chocolate?! ”

When she did well in school, scoring A or B grades in every subject, she was  given a treat by her parents which was usually a trip to the bakery. Well, God  had done the biggest thing, made the universe and… no treat for Him!

Chocolate is, anyways, a necessity of life! You can’t possibly live without it. It is  like a sky without a moon and an ocean without water. But all he got was- a  cheela (a pancake made of gram flour) for breakfast, rice for lunch and a roti for dinner! If you or I were in His  place, our life would be so boring.

So, when she was walking down the stairs, she asked her mother, “Momma,  why don’t we serve God chocolate?”

“Maybe because…”, her mom started wondering. Even she did not know the  exact answer, so she tried to take advantage of the situation by ending it with  some morals for Mona. “Because God needs to be very healthy as he is the one who works the world! If he became lazy, like you, he would never be able to do anything! What will happen then? Sweets make you lazy and unhealthy which is very bad,” she said as if giving a lesson.

But Mona didn’t believe it! She wanted proof and she thought that the most convincing proof wouldn’t be with her Momma. So she pretended to be  convinced and agreed.

After a week, the results of the test she gave arrived and…she got a perfect  A+! Her parents took her to her favourite café for a lovely lunch. There she  bought a muffin and packed it for home. At home she opened the muffin box.

“Are you sure you want to eat it now, Sweetie? You just ate a pastry in the  café?” asked her father. Mona didn’t reply and kept the muffin in front of the altar in her home. Her father started to wonder, why does Mona want to serve a  muffin to God?

Mona sat in front of the altar and recited the Gayatri Mantra. And you know what happened? She noticed that a big pink rose fell close to her on the ground. She assumed it was God’s blessing to her and was overjoyed and  showed it to everybody.

But Mona, you and I do know the actual reason for God’s blessing to Mona, don’t you?

Essay

Ananya Jayakrishnan

 Dont miss reading this yummy essay by 10 year old Ananya from Kochi on how a milk drop transforms into a delightful ice cream!

From a drop, to a delight!

Once there was a drop of milk called Milky. She lived in a container with other drops of milk. One day she slipped into another container, it was shaking so  much that she got sick. After a pretty long time, it stopped shaking.

Milky was transferred into another container. It was very cold. Suddenly lots of sugar fell on her and she was startled. Then Vanilla fell on her and finally she  was showered with lots of Choco Chips!

Suddenly the temperature turned freezing cold! She was then scooped out of the container. She flew into a cone and that was a very fun filled flight.

Voila! She had turned into an ice-cream!!

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