Once, in the jungle, there lived Mr. Bud, the tiger with super strong six foot long claws and a 10 foot tail! His favorite hidden cave was nestled high up in the mountains where he could keep his purple and pink stripes a secret.
His best friends were Carly the Lioness and Michelle the Giraffe, who happened to be a special short-necked giraffe. Michelle was the fastest giraffe in the jungle because she always ran every day.
Carly and Mr. Bud had a dream of learning how to swim with their best friend, Michelle. However, there was one small problem, they were afraid of drowning and, of course, of The Sea Monster known as Frankie King of the Deep.
The three friends vacationed at the beach on the edge of the Shadow Waters.
“Let’s run into that water!” shouted Michelle.
“Carly said, “No way! I’m just going to run along the beach. Tag, your it, Mr. Bud!”
Carly was running so fast, she leapt over a piece of driftwood and fell into the water.
“Oh no! I have to save Carly!” exclaimed Mr. Bud. Immediately he jumped in after her and then remembered he was scared of swimming also.
Michelle heard her friends screaming as the Sea Monster surfaced…
That’s the end of the group story, at this point each student was given a copy of their book, where they could write their own creative ending.