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Bunty Rabbit Runs a Race Again

Bunty rabbit hopped home angrily. "What happened?" asked Mama Rabbit. "No school today?" "Why did great-great-great-great-great grandfather lose the race against the tortoise?" shouted Bunty tearfully. "Everyone laughed at me when Ma'am Owl told us the story." "Great-great-great-great-great grandfather rabbit was a proud rabbit," said Mother Rabbit sternly. "He was always boasting and never even thought once that someone could outsmart him....

High-tech Turtle

A few months ago, a turtle in Thailand was grievously injured when it was run over by a truck. The animal hardly seemed to have any chance of survival. However, with the immediate help of the Thai Animal Guardians Association, it did survive. The Association admitted the turtle to Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University for medical treatment. The plucky little survivor was...

The Walnut Tortoise

The tortoises are simple to make and you can have great fun playing with them. The things you need: Walnut, card sheet, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue and colours. Step 1. Break a walnut into two. Atleast one shell should be perfect.   Step 2. Put the shell, dome side up on the card sheet. Draw out the legs, mouth and tail of the tortoise.   Step...

Opposite

If everything was opposite Why, less would be more. The poor will be rich And the rich will be poor. Aeroplanes fly underground Ships sail up in the sky. Two will be single One will be a pair. The tortoise, runs fast The hare, runs slow. The green light means stop The red light means go. If things were opposite I would be you And you would be me.

Fairy Tale Country

Anjali got up. Her grandmother was still asleep. It was quite bright outside. 'It must be eight. Why hasn't Naani got up?' she thought to herself. She placed her hand on her naani's forehead. It felt warm. "Naani," Anjali softly whispered in her ear. Naani opened her eyes and looked around. "Oh my! You will be late child. I am...

Why Do Turtles and Tortoises Live So Long?

Turtles and tortoises have been on planet Earth even before the dinosaurs. They are that old. The difference between a turtle and tortoise is that the turtle stays in water while the tortoise stays on land. But both creatures have one thing in common: they live to a ripe old age, from 120 years to almost 200 years! Some of...

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Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World

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Why are Zebras Striped?

As a child I was always full of questions. I remember asking my parents why zebras were striped or why did giraffes have such...

The Adventurer

I am sure all families are interesting. But I like to think that my family is especially interesting. I have such great nephews and...