Bunny Learns a Lesson
Bunny was a good little
rabbit. He always obeyed his parents and his teachers. He used to
study well in school. The only thing was that he was sometimes very
lazy. He did not like to go out and play. He liked to stay in the
house all the time. He wasn't bored inside, as he loved books, and
spent most of his time reading. His friends sometimes teased him,
calling him a bookworm, but he didn't mind that. His mother, though
she appreciated and encouraged his reading habit, was worried that
he wouldn't grow up to be a healthy rabbit if he stayed inside all
It was the summer
vacation, and the day was nice and sunny. the perfect kind
of day to spend with ones friends. Croaky Frog and Quacky
duck came to Bunny's house. "Bunny, it's a wonderful
day.come out and play with us" they said. Bunny's mother
was happy. "Bunny, your friends have come to call you.
Go out and play with them" she said. Bunny wasn't in
the mood. He was reading a book, and he didn't want to leave
it and go out. "No mamma, I don't want to go, I want
to read. Let them go and play" he said rudely. Neither
Bunny's mother, nor his friends liked that. They tried to
explain to Bunny that he shouldn't talk like that to his friends,
but he wouldn't listen.
Finally, Croaky and
Quacky went away sadly. Mamma Bunny was angry and scolded Bunny
for being rude to his friends. Bunny didn't bother. He just wanted
to read. So he went into the garden, lay down comfortably on the
hammock and began to read.
and Quacky were on their way to the lake. They were hurt and angry
at Bunny's behavior. Just then, they saw Bunny come into the garden
and lie down on the hammock. "How can he be so calm and cool
after behaving so badly with us!" they thought. Croaky was
already very angry. Just then, he noticed a pin lying on the ground.
All at once he picked it up and decided to stick it into bunny.
"That will teach him a lesson!" he thought. Just as he
was creeping up to Bunny, Bunny's mamma came out to hang some clothes
and saw him. At once she understood the whole situation.
She called out loudly
"Croaky!" Both, Croaky and Bunny heard her and looked
around. Mamma went straight to Bunny and told him "Croaky was
just about to stick a sharp pin into you. Do you know why? He was
angry with you, because you were rude" she said. Bunny was
about to protest, but then she saw the expression on Croaky's face,
and also his mother, and kept quiet. Then Mamma explained to him
that he should never be rude to anyone, even his own friends, or
they wouldn't be friends with him any longer. She also told him
that it was fine to read books, as long as it did not stop him doing
other things. Playing, going out in the open air, and exercising
were necessary for good health. He could read when he was stuck
inside the house on rainy days, or when he was alone.
Bunny finally understood
what his mother was trying to say. He had hurt his best friends
by refusing to spend time with them. "Sorry Croaky" he
said. "I shall never be rude to you again. I shall come out
with all of you and play whatever you want to play". Croaky
was also very happy. He said. "Great! We can go swimming in
the lake and then you can tell us the story that you were reading.
Come on!" And then, they all had a wonderful time. Mamma was
very happy. Her Bunny had grown up.
Contributing Story Teller: Anuradha
Shankar I would best describe myself as a well educated
mother and homemaker by choice. I love travelling and love to write
about the places I have seen. this contribution is however a story
for my 4 year old son.