It was 5
o'clock in the morning and two ladybugs landed on the same leaf to try
and eat some aphids for breakfast. One of the ladybugs was
friendly. The other lady bug was very grouchy and rude. The
rude ladybug did not want to share the aphids on the leaf. He
asked the friendly ladybug to fight but then realized that the nice
was bigger than he. So he said, "I am too big to fight you," and
he flew on.
Throughout the day the grouchy ladybug tried to pick
fights with all sorts of animals and insects. For example,
he tried to fight a yellow jacket, a stag beetle, a sparrow, and a
lobster. However when the others agreed to fight the ladybug, he
got scared and said "I am too big for you," and flew off. Around
noon time the ladybug tried to fight a skunk. Then throughout the
same afternoon he tried to fight a boa, a hyena, a gorilla, a
rhinoceros, and an elephant. Then finally at five o'clock
in the evening the grouchy ladybug tried to fight a whale.
At first the grouch ladybug landed on the whale's
head. He asked the whale, "Hey, do you want to fight?" The
whale did not answer. So the ladybug said, "you are not big
enough anyway," and he flew on. Next the lady bug landed on one
of the whale's flippers. He asked it to fight again. He got
no answer so he flew on. A little while later the ladybug landed
on the whale's fin and asked it to fight. He got no answer again,
so he flew on. A few minutes later the ladybug landed
on the whale's tail and asked the same question. The whale's tail
gave the grouchy ladybug a slap and he flew across the sea and onto the
land. He landed back on the same leaf that he had been on in the
morning. The friendly ladybug was still there and it saw how
wet and tired the other ladybug looked and offered him the rest of the
aphids. Soon all the aphids were gone and the grouchy ladybug
thanked the friendly ladybug for sharing the food. Then the leaf
thanked the ladybugs
for taking away the bothersome aphids. They both said, "your
then they went to sleep. The End.
1* What do you
think would have happened if the grouchy ladybug had actually gotten
into a fight with the larger animals or insects?
2* Would you have shared your aphids with the
grouchy ladybug when he landed back on your leaf at the end of the
story? Why or why not?