A story created and illustrated by the Kindergarteners in Room 508.
One day, out in the ocean, fishermen had cast a big net into the sea. They were trying to catch tunafish. Unfortunately, a dolphin had been caught in the net and was being pulled up to the ship. This wasn’t good. The dolphin started to cry. “Somebody help me,” she said. “I’ve got to get back to my baby.”
But the net continued to go higher and higher…it even went above the water. The poor dolphin thought this was the end. Just then, a big, red turtle head popped out of the water and bit through the net!
It freed the dolphin! “I saved you!” said the red turtle with a smile. “My name is Ruby. Maybe we can be friends.” The dolphin didn’t say a word. She just swam away. So, Ruby swam to the beach to do something very, very important. She crawled up on the beach and dug a big hole next to a palm tree where she laid one hundred eggs. Then, she covered the eggs with sand and went back to the water to eat. She was very hungry. Just as she was getting to the water, she heard something! Hissssss! It was a snake, and not just any snake! It was an Anaconda!
The biggest snake in the world! It had smelled the eggs and was digging them up next to the palm tree. “Oh no!” cried Ruby. “Don’t you eat my babies!” The mommy turtle crawled as fast as she could toward the snake, but the giant snake attacked her! It coiled around her and started squeezing! Luckily, her shell was very strong and she wasn’t hurt. But, she couldn’t move. The snake started digging again…it was almost to the baby turtle eggs when a high pitched sound rang out. Ruby saw something flying through the air. She couldn’t believe it…it was the mommy dolphin she saved earlier! “Go away!” she yelled to the snake. “Ruby is my friend!” But, the snake was too quick. It grabbed the dolphin in its massive mouth and was going to swallow her. “Hey!” came a high pitched voice. “That’s my mama!” It was the baby dolphin, and boy was he mad! The little dolphin slithered up on the sand and bit the snake right on the tail.
“Ouch!” cried the snake. “You’re dangerous!” The big anaconda decided that this meal was too difficult to eat, so he let Ruby and the mommy dolphin go and crawled into the jungle. “Thank you!” said Ruby. “You both have saved me and my babies!” But the dolphins did not reply. The couldn’t talk. They had been out of the water too long and were starting to dry out. They were dying. Ruby tried to push the dolphins into the water, but she wasn’t strong enough. Just then, a cracking sound could be heard. The turtle babies were hatching! Somehow, they knew that they needed to help. They all pushed together and helped the mommy dolphin and her baby back into the water.
After their great adventure, the dolphins and the turtles were friends forever and ever.