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The Two Carrot Gardens

A Collaborative Story by Manvik and Sayan

Willy and Floppy are best bunny friends and next door neighbors. They both love carrots more than anything. One day, they decide to plant carrot gardens in their front yards. Willy and Floppy buy seeds from the market and return to their homes, excited about all the carrots they will grow.

Willy starts out by preparing the soil. He removes all the weeds and rocks and decides where he will plant his seeds. He uses a spade to make evenly spaced holes for each seed. Then, he places one seed in each hole and covers it with soil.

Floppy, on the other hand, scoffs at Willy’s careful efforts to plant his seeds. He instead throws all of the seeds in the air and lets them drop to the ground. 

“Floppy, if you throw all the seeds like that, the carrots won’t grow! They need to be covered by soil, or there won’t be enough nutrients for each one,” Willy explains. 

“You really think so?!” says Floppy. He pours a bag of fertilizer over the seeds and remarks, “Problem solved.”

“Whatever,” Willy mutters.  Then he pours water over each seed.

At the same time, Floppy throws the hose up in the air and water splatters everywhere. 

“Phew! It’s hot out here,” Floppy says as he goes back into the house. He sits on his couch and is asleep in minutes. 

When Willy realizes that Floppy went back inside, he calls out, “Floppy! We still have more work to do!” All Willy hears in response is Floppy’s snoring. Willy finishes planting his garden and then goes inside for the night. 

The next morning, Willy wakes up at 7:00 to eat breakfast and water his garden. He fills his watering can with water and carefully pours water over each seed, making sure not to flood any of them. 

Nextdoor, Floppy sleeps until noon. He eats cereal for breakfast and plays video games until dinner, forgetting to water his thirsty garden. 

This continues in this manner for two weeks, until the seeds in Willy’s garden begin to burst out of the soil. In another week, Willy’s carrots are ready to be picked and he stocks his carrots from the garden. 

Nextdoor, Floppy’s garden is barren. He watches as Willy munches on his carrots. Winter soon comes, and Willy is well stocked while Floppy has no carrots.

“I wish I had listened to Willy and taken better care of my garden,” Floppy thinks to himself. “Next season, I will not make the same mistake as I did last time.”


A Broken Birthday

A Collaborative Story by Sanvi, Pragya, and Nethra

Ariel’s birthday was coming up. Belle decided to host a surprise party for her.

Beep beep! Mulan felt her phone vibrate in her pocket. 

“Hey, Belle,” Mulan answered. “What’s up?” 

“Let’s have a surprise birthday party for Ariel. We can have it at my pool. How about this Saturday at 12pm? Can you bring some pool toys?” Belle said.

“Sure. I can bring a beach ball, pool noodles, and a floatie,” Mulan  said. 

Next, Belle called Aurora.

“Hi, how are you?” she asked.

“I’m okay, I was just napping,” Aurora answered drowsily.

“Sorry to wake you. I’m hosting a surprise pool party for Ariel’s birthday on Saturday at 12:00pm. Can you come?” Belle asked.

“Sure. Sounds fun. What should I bring?” Aurora inquired.

“How about pizza, lemonade, ice cream, and popsicles?” Belle suggested.

“Great. See you then,” Aurora said.

After that, Belle called Elsa.

“Hi, Elsa. Is Anna nearby?”

“Hi, Belle. Yes, we just came home from ballet class and we are stretching. I will put you on speakerphone,” Elsa replied. 

“Hi, Anna. I’m hosting a surprise birthday party for Ariel at my pool. Are you free this Saturday at 12:00pm?”

“Sure! Definitely we are free. What should we bring?” Anna said.

“How about you bring Olaf and a birthday cake?” Belle laughed.

“We would love to!” Elsa exclaimed.

Then, Belle called Rapunzel.

“Hello?” Rapunzel said.

“Hi, Rapunzel. I’m hosting a pool party for Ariel’s birthday this Saturday at noon. Can you come?” Belle replied excitedly.

“Definitely. I can bring decorations,” Rapunzel offered.

“Of course,” Belle said. “See you then!” 

Finally, Belle called Ariel. 

“Hi, Ariel. Are you free this Saturday? Do you want to come over and go swimming around 12:30?” Belle asked.

“Sounds great. Anyone else coming?” Ariel replied.

“Nope, just us,” Belle lied. 

The day of the party arrived. Belle finished tidying her home and was setting up the pool area. She looked at her watch. It was 11:55am. Belle was so excited for her friends to get there so they could prepare for the party before Ariel arrived. 

Meanwhile, Mulan was on her way to Belle’s house. She parked her

car and suddenly realized she had forgotten to bring the pool toys.

“Oops! I don’t have enough time to go back and get them. Well, it’s not a big deal. We can still have fun without beach toys,” Mulan thought to herself. She rang the doorbell and Belle greeted her.

“Hi, Belle. Bad news… I forgot to bring the pool toys. I’m sorry. We can still have fun without them, right?” Mulan muttered. 

“That’s okay,” said Belle. She was disappointed, but the party would still be fun. 

Meanwhile, Rapunzel spent the whole morning painting her tower purple and gray. Suddenly, she looked at the clock.

“Oh my! It’s 12:00! I’m late and I won’t have time to make decorations like I said I would. Well, I better rush over to Belle’s. It’s not a big deal,” 

Rapunzel arrived at Belle’s house and rang the doorbell. 

“Hi Rapunzel. Did you bring the decorations? Mulan and I are setting up,” Belle said. 

“Oh, about that…” Rapunzel began. 

“Let me guess. You forgot them,” Belle said gloomily. 

“I’m really sorry,” Rapunzel apologized.

“It’s okay. Come on in,” Belle said. She was a little frustrated that Mulan and Rapunzel didn’t bring what they said they would, but the party would still be great. Belle looked at the time. It was 12:10. Where are Aurora, Anna, and Elsa? she thought. Just then, the doorbell rang. 

“Hi Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.” Belle greeted them, excited to see the birthday cake. Where’s the cake?”

“Oh, no! We forgot the cake!” Anna gasped. 

“We are so sorry!” Elsa apologized. “At least we brought Olaf?” she said hopefully. 

“You forgot the cake?! Mulan forgot the pool toys and Rapunzel forgot the decorations. Now we won’t have cake, either! And where is Aurora?!” Belle squealed.

“I can call Aurora and see where she is,” Elsa offered. 

“Okay, thanks,” Belle said calmly.

Elsa pulled out her phone and dialed Aurora’s number. It rang five times until finally she answered. Elsa put the call on speakerphone.

“Hello?” Aurora said sleepily.

“Are you kidding me?! You were asleep? It’s Ariel’s birthday party right now!” Belle shrieked. “So there will be no pool toys, no decorations, no cake, no food, and no Aurora, either.” Suddenly, the doorbell rang.

“Oh my gosh, Ariel is here!” Belle gasped. “Quick, everyone hide!” Belle opened the door. 

“Hel-” Ariel started.

“Happy Birthday!” All of her friends shouted. 

“Oh my! What are you guys doing here? I thought it was just me and you, Belle,” Ariel said. 

“Well, actually I organized a birthday party for you…but nobody brought what they promised. So there will be no pool toys, no decorations, no cake, no food, and no Aurora, either. She fell asleep,” Belle said almost in tears. 

Her friends stood silently, feeling terrible for breaking their promises. 

“We are so sorry,” Mulan said. Rapunzel, Elsa, and Anna agreed. “We ruined your party. We should have kept our promises. Next time, if we say we will do something, we will do it.” 

The End!

The Greedy Girl and the Leprechaun

A Collaborative Story by Sanvi, Pragya, and Nethra

There once was a girl named Maytal. She went out for a walk with her dog, Darla, who was sniffing a patch of grass. Maytal looked down to see what she was sniffing. She found a four-leaf clover and bent down to pick it.

“Ow!” said the clover.

Maytal screamed, realizing that it was not a four-leaf clover, but it was a tiny leprechaun! He handed her a map. 

“Follow this map and you will find a pot of gold and diamonds,” said the leprechaun. 

“Really?! Yay! I’m going to be rich!” smiled Maytal, and the leprechaun disappeared. Maytal started to follow the map. She thought to herself, “I’m not going to share any of that gold or diamonds with anyone.”

Maytal and Darla came upon a maze. The walls were made of wheat and corn. Darla used her nose to lead Maytal out of the maze.

“Good girl, Darla!” Maytal handed her a treat. “I can’t wait to get all that gold and diamonds! I’ll buy myself a mansion!” 

Next, Maytal came upon a mountain. At the edge of the mountain was a valley full of quicksand. Maytal needed to cross a wobbly bridge to get to the other side. 

“Stay here, Darla. You can’t come with me. You will fall off the bridge,” Maytal said. “I’m so close to the pot of gold and diamonds!” Maytal started to climb the rainbow, but it was so slippery.  She saw the pot of gold ahead of her. Luckily, she had a backpack with rope in it. She made a lasso with the rope and hooked it around the pot. She held onto the rope and climbed up the rainbow. 

“Yes! I found the pot of gold and diamonds!” Maytal shrieked. She peered into the pot.

Splash!! A green underbaked cupcake was in the pot, and Maytal got frosting all over her face! 

“I hope you learned your lesson,” said the leprechaun who had just appeared.

“What lesson?!” Maytal asked, wiping green frosting off her face.

“You were greedy and wanted to keep all the gold and diamonds for yourself. If you had not been greedy, you would have gotten all the riches, and you would have been able to share the riches with your family, friends, neighbors, and anyone who needs it.” 

The End!

Poetry by Sahana


What a splendid sight

A nice beach in the sunset

Take a photo now!

 Hi hi hello hi

Greetings to you all tonight

Have a happy day

I am sometimes gray

My eyes are very striking

I travel alone

Black and white and fat

Super sweet and cuddly friends

Love to eat bamboo

I provide items

I can appear in sizes

People love me. Yay!

In igloos I live

Everyone knows about me

The moon never sets

I am very cute

Please guess who or what I am

I cuddle a lot

Please guess what I am

! @m ^%ry $!g @nd r0und

1 @m f!ll%d w!t# @!r


There once was a mother

who thought of none other

than her baby son

who was only one

but then there was a brother!!

Limericks co-written by Rhea and Sahana

There once was a birthday girl

Who got a magical pearl

She played with it a lot

She took it on a yacht

One day she gave it a twirl

There once was a colorful towel

Who was taken by a brown owl

She put it in her nest

Then she took a long rest

Till the towel let out a loud howl

There once was a tiger named Lion

Who met a funny friend named Brian

They went to a park

Where they met a shark

They laughed until they were cryin’ 


I had a beautiful balloon

When it popped it let out a tune!

Poetry by Rhea



Brown fur with a mane

Long tail with sharp claws and mouth

Predator not prey

I live in a pack

I hunt for my food at night

I sleep in the day

I can hold supplies

Kids mostly own me for school

Sometimes I travel


There once was a brown haired woman

Who sat on a dark red cushion

The red cushion grew

This was not too new

For the red cushion was wooden

Limericks co-written by Rhea and Sahana

There once was a birthday girl

Who got a magical pearl

She played with it a lot

She took it on a yacht

One day she gave it a twirl

There once was a colorful towel

Who was taken by a brown owl

She put it in her nest

Then she took a long rest

Till the towel let out a loud howl

There once was a tiger named Lion

Who met a funny friend named Brian

They went to a park

Where they met a shark

They laughed until they were cryin’ 


I like to fly my purple kite

l do not fly it in the night