Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Exploding Bums of Bumland (dictated by Erin, aged 5)

The Exploding Bums of Bumland

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Pump. One sunny day she went to the shop and bought herself a bum. It was a smelly bum but she was very pleased with it. On the way home though, the bum blew up, so she had to go to another shop to buy a new one. A mile further down the road, it also suddenly blew up. This continued for 100 bums later.

Pump felt sad and very angry. “Why are all these bums exploding?” she thought to herself. “I am going to find out!”

Going back into Bumland, Pump went straight to the biggest bumshop with hundreds of bums in it. She looked inside the most expensive one she could find and found it filled with boiling hot lava. Quick as she could, she dropped the burning bottom and went straight to the shopkeeper.

“Mrs. Stink,” shouted Pump, “why are all these bums filled with lava?”

“Oh no!” cried the shopkeeper. “It’s that little girl called Fart. She’s been going around filling all the bums in Bumland with lava and making them explode. Somebody has to stop her.”

“I know that little girl,” said Pump softly. “I’m going to speak to her on the way home and get to the bottom of this.”

Pump arrived at Fart’s house and knocked softly on the door.The little girl’s mother answered.

“Can I speak to Fart for a minute?” asked Pump quietly.

“Ok.” said her mum and called her daughter down.

“Why have you been filling up these bums with lava?” asked Pump angrily.

“I’m sorry,” said Fart. “I just thought it’d be funny and I didn’t have anyone to play with.”
Pump felt sorry for Fart.

“How about we go back to the shops and pour all the lava carefully back into the volcano. Then we can play together and there will be no more exploding bums.”

“Ok, I will.” replied Fart happily.

And the two silly, smelly girls became friends and lived happily ever after.