Monday, May 19, 2014


Sunu-sunu, the snail, was visiting his friends, the ants. They climbed all over him. Hee! Hee! Hee! They climbed under him. Hee! Hee! Hee!

Suddenly, a great white light crashed through the clouds. Sunu-sunu quickly pulled in his head, pulled in his tail, and sat very still.

Outside, the sky grew dark and the crows flew pat. Kaa! Kaa! Kaa! Kaa! Kaa!

Oh, but where were the ants? Sunu-sunu stuck out his feelers and looked for them. They were hiding under a flower pot.

“Go home, Sunu-sunu,” the ants cried out.
Hurry, hurry, your mother will worry.”

Sunu-sunu went to his mother where she sat under a stone near the well.

“Amma,” said Sunu-sunu, “there’s a storm in the garden. I heard the wind blow blow blow. Ooo! Ooo! Ooo! Ooo!

I saw trees sway sway sway. Shay! Shay! Shay! Shay!

I saw lightning flash flash flash. Zzzak! Zzzak! Zzzak! Zzzak!

I heard thunder roll roll roll. Gadaam! Gadaam! Gadaam! Gadaam!

I heard rain fall fall fall. Sittasitta! Pittapitta! Sittasitta! Pittapitta! I heard water drip drip drip!"

It was the biggest storm Sunu-sunu had even been in.

Ooo! Ooo! Shay! Shay! Zzzak! Zzzak! Gadaam! Gudoom! Sittasitta! Pittapitta! Sittasitta! Pittapitta! Plip! Plip! Plip! Plip!.

And do you know what?
Sunu-sunu didn't get wet! Do you know why?

                                                                       Sandhya Rao

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