Writing fables for kids.

Read the following fable before writing our own.

  • What features can you find in this type of writing?
  • Comment on the characters. Who are they?
  • What about the message or teaching?
  • What about the vocabulary?
  • What type of verbs are used in them? Explain them

The Lion and the Mouse

letter lA small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his long whiskers and his great mane.

“Since he’s sleeping,” thought the mouse, “he’ll never suspect I’m here!”

With that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion’s tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg and jumped off of its paw. The lion awoke and quickly caught the mouse between its claws.

“Please,” said the mouse, “let me go and I’ll come back and help you someday.”

The lion laughed, “You are so small! How could ever help me?”

The lion laughed so hard he had to hold his belly! The mouse jumped to freedom and ran until she was far, far away.

The next day, two hunters came to the jungle. They went to the lion’s lair. They set a huge rope snare. When the lion came home that night, he stepped into the trap.

He roared! He wept! But he couldn’t pull himself free.

The mouse heard the lion’s pitiful roar and came back to help him.

The mouse eyed the trap and noticed the one thick rope that held it together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke. The lion was able to shake off the other ropes that held him tight. He stood up free again!

The lion turned to the mouse and said, “Dear friend, I was foolish to ridicule you for being small. You helped me by saving my life after all!”

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13 Responses to Writing fables for kids.

  1. Rosario Vago says:

    1) In the next fable, we learn a lesson that is represented by animals. In this writing, the lesson is not to judge a book by its cover, not to judge people by the way they look. There are also advantages, the mouse ended up helping the lion and the lion was greatful.
    2) The mouse: it was expecting to have fun, it was little and defenceless. The lion: The lion was very bad tempered and judge the mouse because of the way it looks.
    3) “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
    4) The vocabulary it’s simple because this types of writing are made for little kids, it also rhymes to catch the reader’s attention.
    5) The vocabulary that represents moving or smells are used to catch the kid’s attention. .

  2. Francisco Lusso says:

    1) The features are that the main characters are a lion and a mouse.
    2) The characters are animals. They talk and have feelings.
    3) The morale is that you don’t have to judge people only by their appearance. In this case, it was the difference between the size. If you are small and powerless you can also be strong and powerful.
    4) The vocabulary is easy to understand the story. Sometimes it is complex because you have a diversity of tenses and specified vocabulary.

  3. rosario segura says:

    1. Short sentences, clear sentences, specific vocabulary, concise ideas and a short story.
    2. A mouse and a lion (personification).
    3. You don’t have to judge a book by it’s cover, people can surprise you. In this story the lion judged the mouse and thought that it couldn’t help him because of it’s size.
    4. Paw: the foot of an animal having claws.
    Lair: a den or resting place of a wild animal.
    Nibbling: to bite off small bits.

  4. Maria says:

    Inversion.

    The characters are a mouse and a lion. The lion is a predator while the mouse is clever.

    Its teaches you not to judge people before knowing what they are capable of.

    claws, hunter, jungle, paw, roar and wept

    Present continuous, will, past simple.

  5. 1. The feature I found was that you don’t have to judge or don’t let others help you.
    2. The two main characters are the mouse and the lion. The mouse is small and wants to help. The lion is big and refuses to accept help.
    3. The message that this story leaves is that we don’t have to judge someone for their size, thehy can always help us even with tiny things.
    4. The vocabulary is in the past. Is not complicated vocabulary.

  6. ggcriniti says:

    1. Rhyme
    2. One character is a mouse and the other character is a lion. The mouse is scared of the lion.
    3. It doesn’t matter who you are, how you look like, or were you come from, etc.

  7. Silvestre Braun says:

    1) I found some rhythm in this piece of writing, and also this type of writing is a fable
    2) There are two characters: The mouse, she is very kind and helpfull. Then the Lion that at first he was very arrogant and grumpy, after the incident with the hunters, he became more humble and recognized the mistake that he made before
    3) The message is that no matter what, all the people can help, and don’t judge them by his stereotype, that one day they can save your life.
    4) The story is very simple, but the vocabulary is very specific. For example: “He roared! He wept!” & “She began nibbling”. And the reader can built an image of what is happening.
    5) The vocabulary is in the past and they are very specific with their meaning

  8. Martín Anania says:

    1) The features of the type of writing are that it uses very precise vocabulary and it includes inversion.
    2) The characters are the Lion, who is arrogant and prejudiced; and the mouse who was curious.
    3) The morale of the fable is to never judge because of someone’s appearance.
    4) The vocabulary in this text is very precise some examples of this are: crept, slid, wept, pitiful, and nibbling.

  9. Victoria Landolfo says:

    * How do these stories begin?
    Once upon a time..

    * What do these characters look like?
    One is gorgeous and young, the other one is old and witty. Finally, the prince was first an ugly and evil monster, and then a slim, smiling and young man.

    * What are the typical settings in place of these stories?
    An abandon lake, a castle, an enchanted forest.

    * From the point of view of grammar what structures and tenses are present in the story?
    Past simple, past continuous and past perfect. Inversion is also present

    * What features can you find in this type of writing?
    Inversion.

    * Comment on the characters. Who are they?
    The characters are a mouse and a lion. The lion is a prejudiced and a predator while the mouse is clever and realistic.

    * What about the message or teaching?
    Its teaches you not to judge people before knowing what they are capable of. People can surprise you and you don’t have to underestimated them.

    * What about the vocabulary?
    Tail, claws, hunter, jungle, paw, roar and wept

    * What type of verbs are used in them? Explain them
    Present continuous, will, past simple.

  10. Margarita Müller says:

    What features can you find in this type of writing?
    It is easy to understand, language is clear and the text is well organized. However it has a complete and detailed vocabulary.
    Comment on the characters. Who are they?
    There are two characters: a lion and a little mouse. The lion is described as a strong and bing animal, while the mouse is small and innocence.
    What about the message or teaching?
    We can see that the lion had judged the mouse since it was small and innocence. He was sure that he could never help him. However, the mouse surprised him. When the lion was in troubles, the mouse showed up and help him, he was his savior.
    This means, that although people can seem to be useless, uncampable or any other prejudice, people must not judge, because anyone at anytime can surprise us.
    What about the vocabulary?
    The text is easy to understand, but the vocabulary is very specific.
    What type of verbs are used in them? Explain them
    crept
    whiskers

  11. Juana says:

    What features can you find in this type of writing?
    I can realize it`s a child story and it`s a fable. At the end, it teachs you something.

    Comment on the characters. Who are they?
    As it`s a fable, the characters are animals: a mouse and a lion

    What about the message or teaching?
    The message is that we don`t have to subestimate people from their physical features or we don`t have to feel superior than others.

    What about the vocabulary?
    It has a simple but sofisticated vocabulary so that kids can understand it

    What type of verbs are used in them? Explain them
    It has verbs in the past, in the present and in the future

  12. Ines Galmarini says:

    What features can you find in this type of writing?

    That they give a lesson by telling a story. They are mostly short and written with simple language for kids to uderstand.

    Comment on the characters. Who are they?

    The Mouse and the Lion are the main characters in this fable. The mouse its very smart and empathic because even though the lion treated him really badly he still helped him. The lion is really arrogant and he thinks that because the mouse is smaller in size he is useless and uncapeble of “saveing” him.

    What about the message or teaching?

    This fable teaches us that you can help someone no matter what size you are, and that you should never underestimate someone because you dont know what they are capable of doing.

    What about the vocabulary?

    Fables use very simple vocabulary because their mostly aimed for kds so they have an understandable langauge for kids to understan. Also the sentences are shorter than in a story.

    What type of verbs are used in them? Explain them

    The verbs that the fables have are mostley in teh past because they are trying to retell something to teach something to kids.

  13. Martina Villafañe Ibarbia says:

    1) They used a lot of dialogues with exclamation marks to give an emphasis on the things they say. It has a narrator who is telling the story.
    2) The characters are animals: A mouse and lion
    3) The message of the story is not to judge someone by the first appearence, here the mouse seemed small and seem useless, but then he helped the lion and showed otherwise.
    4) The story has an especific vocabulary for the animals like: Paw, claws and whiskers.
    5) Nibbling: that is to take small bites, Shake: that is to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, Climbed: that is to make one’s way upward.

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