Friday, December 8, 2017

Which is the Most Important Sound of Christmas?

Which is the Most Important Sound of Christmas?

I'm the donkey and the most important sound is my hooves: Clip-clop. Mary had to ride me a long way. If I had not carried her to Bethlehem, there would be no Christmas.

Clip-clop.

I am the cat, and the most important sound is: Meow. There was no place to sleep in the inn. I showed Mary the stable. If I had not led her to the stable, there would be no Christmas.

Meow.

Clip-clop.

I'm the cow and the most important sound is: Moo. After the baby was born they used my manger for a crib. I just mooooved over. If I hadn't shared the manger, there would be no Christmas.

Moo.

Meow.

Clip-clop.

I'm the lamb and the most important sound is: baa! It is the sound I made when the angels told the shepherds about a new baby in Bethlehem. If I had not made that sound so the shepherds would run to see the new king, there would be no Christmas.

I know! I am the mouse and I heard the most important sound. It's...

Baa. You were not in the field.

Moo. You could not see the manger.

Meow. You were under the hay!

Clip-clop. You are too little!

Baa.

Moo.

Meow.

Clip-clop.

Stop! The most important sound: shhh. That is what Mary whispered to the new baby Jesus. The new baby is what Christmas is all about.

Shhhh.

Goodnight, baby Jesus, Goodnight.


9 comments:

  1. Love!! Precious with a capital 'P'
    wishing you the best for this

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  3. I'll try again and hope that my comment makes sense, LOL. I love how the selfishness of the animals is highlighted in the surprise ending. Well done! Good luck!

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  4. Sweet story. Love that little mouse! Best of luck.

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  5. I really like this. Imaginative and sweet.

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  6. Little ones would really like this story full of sounds!

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  7. Creative story from the animals' perspective. Nice structure and build leading up to the surprise ending, too. Well done!

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  8. A lovely repetitive little story like this would be a firm favourite with younger children! I can see it as a theme for a picture book.

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  9. Aw! What a sweet story, Robin, so nicely told with those repeating sounds that young listeners can join in with. Thanks for a lovely entry about the true meaning of Christmas!

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