Story, pastel artwork and audio by Lily
Lily Reads Her Story
One morning Dad and I were sitting at the breakfast table eating toast and then suddenly out of the blue I asked Dad why do jellyfish sting people? Well Charlotte sit down on the couch and I’ll tell you.
Way back and I mean way back, there was a man named Bob and Bob was a very funny man.
But one day Bob went out to seas going jelly fishing. The day that Bob was meant to come back he didn’t and so all of his family just thought that Bob was just a day late.
The next day at 2.10 his family started to worry and then most of them said
“We’re going to look for him”. About 10 minutes later the men got in their little rowboats and began to row towards where Bob was meant to be. Their location was The Great Barrier Reef. Once they got close they could see big grey clouds!
After 1 minutes worth of looking they found Bob’s boat and so they went to look in it. When they got to the boat they found Bob lying there with a jellyfish stuck to his arm. The men quickly pulled him into one of their boats and headed back.
Once they got back they pulled the jellyfish off and hoped for the best. A few days later Bob’s brother had found that the sting came from their tentacles. When Bob’s brother Fred was over he said I have great news.
“WHAT! WHAT!” I said. Jellyfish sting people for them to survive and so that’s why the jellyfish stung you. But how do you know that? It’s a very long story.