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THE SQUIRREL WHO WANTED TO EAT SWEETS

Once upon a time a squirrel decided that she no longer wanted to eat nuts . She felt it was too much of a chore to gather nuts , hoard them , crack them and then eat them . She also felt that nuts were just nuts , they were not as flavorful as other tasty things like ice cream , chocolates, pudding and pie . As you can see she had a very sweet tooth . She only wanted a lot of sugar . And who doesn’t , we all do . But mom won’t let us eat so much of it so there must be a very good reason for it , right ?

But anyway , this is story time , not lecture time so let’s get on with the story . So , all day long , the little squirrel hung around the branches of her tree cracking nuts with her strong teeth but secretly wishing she lived in an ice cream shop which was just across the road near her tree where she could see many children eating , slurping , licking and enjoying the colorful, cold , sweet ice creams . Some ice creams even had chocolate on them

and others had jelly beans and sprinkles. Oh how the little squirrel longed for them .

One day the squirrel was leaning so far to see a little boy eat his pink ice cream with white swirls on them that she lost her balance and fell straight into the ice cream ! Plop ! Now she was covered from head to toe in the pink ice cream . She smacked her lips and closed her eyes and thought ‘delicious’.

Now squirrels are supposed to run away from other creatures who are not squirrels but this squirrel was so enchanted with the taste of the pink ice cream that she just stayed rooted in the ice cream cone . So the little boy who was the ice cream owner’s son picked up the cone with the squirrel and took him to his father who was in the ice cream shop.

The boy’s father looked at the squirrel smacking her lips and had a good laugh . Then he picked up the squirrel , put her under a tap and washed her in the sink. Then he wrapped a piece of cloth around her to dry her and then put her in one of the ice cream cases which had holes on top of it so she could breathe .

Now all day long the ice cream shop owner would place different flavors of ice cream in the little squirrels 🐿 case . Sometimes it was mango ,sometimes peach , sometimes strawberry and sometimes he gave her a mix of many flavours, kiwi, banana, vanilla , raspberry . The little squirrel was very happy .

In the night the ice cream owner took out the squirrel and put her in a cage . In the morning he put her back in the case because a lot of children started to come to the shop to see the little squirrel enjoying the ice cream . She looked very sweet with ice cream dripping from her whiskers.

This went on for many days . Then weeks . Then months . The squirrel was getting tired of the sweet ice cream . She was also getting very fat because she was no longer running up and down the tree . Moreover, she started to feel sick . If you eat too much sugar you do get a sickness which is not nice at all . She started feeling homesick and longed for her tree and nuts . She wanted to run up and down the tree and crack the nuts . But how was she to do that ? She was no longer free but locked up in an ice cream shop.

One day the squirrel decided that she was going to escape . But how was she going to do that ? Can you guess ?

I will give you one day to go home and write in your own words what you think the squirrel would do to get back to her tree . And the best answer will get a special prize.

I will give you one day to go home and write in your own words what you think the squirrel would do to get back to her tree . And the best answer will get a special prize.

Now let me tell you what the squirrel did .

Melody Finale Part 5 Episode 5

The contest is over and Melody has won the contest but there are more twists to keep you engaged !

What will happen to Cuckoo Cool since she is no longer the court singer in King Tweety- Fruity’s kingdom?

What about Bat Van Fridays’s identity crisis ?

And Señor Julio’s sightless eyes?

Can Ollie undo these complications ?

After all, he is a wise old owl !

Don’t miss the final celebrations of the Jungle Land folks in this racy, pacy finale of “Melody”

Melody Finale Part 5 Episode 4Your New Year gift – your 9 minute giggle, chuckle

Your New Year gift – your 9 minute giggle, chuckle

as you follow the hi-jinks of the characters of Jungle-Land and the Land of Birds

Finally Melody reached the concert hall and sings her heart out ! But there are more twists in this tail of the Collected Tails of Jungle-Land than you can imagine ! Enjoy !

Your Christmas GIFT MELODY FINALE PART 5 Episode 3

The contest is on and the contestants are wildly competing for the grand prize in order to become the court singer in King Tweety -Fruity’s kingdom . After the Bouncing Baboons and their lead singer BONGO and their hit single , I’M GOING APE OVER YOU, it is the turn of the BEAR-ALL BAND with their number GRIN AND BEAR it, followed by the CAW-BAND which creates quite a stir ! Melody is on her way but will she make it to the contest in time ? Will the thieving(now cured ) Mr.Jack Dawson’s attempts to help Melody bear fruit ! How does Magpie help Melody ? To find out watch this episode and laugh your head off !

 

Created by InShot

Your weekend thrill with an all new episodeMelody Finale Part 5 Episode 2

The contest has started and you finally get to meet the contestants. First up, the well known group from AFRICA, THE BOUNCING BABOONS with their lead singer BONGO and their hit new album, I’’M GOING APE OVER YOU🐒

MAGPIE and MR.JACK DAWSON have finally managed to filch the magic potion from CUCKOO COOL to fix Melody’s throat and Mr.Jack Dawson is flying with her to the concert, will they make it on time . (BANANA- DRAMA is going to take a cab )

Catch up with the shenanigans of the critters from JUNGLE-LAND and the LAND OF BIRDS and have a merry old laugh this weekend . After all, tis the season to be jolly,what !

MELODY- THE FINALE PART 5 EPISODE ONE

THE CONTEST IS ON !

O ZEE VAN TO DIE RICHE TWO, an elegant ostrich and MC is interviewing some of the contestants ! Senor Julio, the blind thrush and Melody’s music tutor is perched on his trusted Man Friday, BAT VAN FRIDAY’S back as they travel to the LAND OF BIRDS to rescue Melody ! Created by InShot

Your five minute of funny this week ! Melody Part four, Episode 2 (A)

Cuckoo Cool, the prima Donna of the Land of Birds is miffed with the falcon King Coo- Tweet Toot -Toot, Fruit-Tweet Toot Toot, Sweet -Toot Toot Toot , Al Amen a.k.a. King Tweety Fruity and his able minister Mr. Cranium,the wily Crane who shifts from foot to foot to maintain the balance of power. So she wants to move to London and is calling the royalty there ! But her shenanigans come to naught when Stella, the yellow canary and her hanger on, is around!

Meanwhile, Mr. Jack Dawson, the hapless jackdaw who is undergoing treatment in the able hands of the Jungle Land psychiatrist owl, Professor Ollie a.k.a. PROFESSOR MARTIN OODDIIUUSS-DDRROOWWZZYY– SSQQUUEEKKYY-SSQQUUAAWWKKYY– PPIIEBBAALLDDYY-JJAACCKKAASS–FFUUNNYY- FUZZBALL CRITTER. Prof. Emeritus,Ph.D., is determined to steal the magic potion FAIRIS FOWL made by the SING SONG company of China so that he can help poor Melody fix her throat damaged by the wily tricks of Cuckoo Cool who perceived her as a threat to her aspirations to retain the crown of the court singer of the Land of Birds .

Does he succeed in his mission ?

Find out all this in this five minutes of action packed comedy !

Melody part Four Episode One

Is it possible to cure a bad habit ? Like stealing ! Mr. Jack Dawson can’t help himself from stealing shiny objects and now he has got a job as a security guard in a jewelry shop ! And then there is a heist! Follow the travails of the hapless Jackdaw as he grapples with his innate nature . It is Melody to the rescue and Professor Ollie, the resident psychiatrist to the Jungle Land folks who cures him .

And since one good turn deserves another, Jack Dawson vows to help Melody and fix her throat which was damaged due to the tricks of Cuckoo Cool , her biological mother who does not want any competition from any contestant, least of all the talented Melody!

Oh yes, there is a spat between Monsieur Bull Brass , tutor to the crow’s Caw – Band and Sam Spread- Eagle! The French frog is threatening to take Sam to the United Nations !

Peekaboo, the doleful peacock, Banana – Drama, the remix artiste and cool monkey , Peter Parrot, Mimi-Tang, the slow and steady turtle, Margie Hatchery, the motherly crow, Flo-Jo, the athletic deer and many more , all add to the shenanigans which will take you on roller coaster ride of fun and laughter and some lessons learnt !

Learning to speak, read and write Hindi

अनार अजगर

This the first in a series of 49 books which has a story for each alphabet of the Hindi language . There is a workbook at the end of it . If you read and write these you will have a rudimentary knowledge of Hindi by the end of it ! After that it is a cake walk !

Also all the stories have a moral a la Aesop’s fables and Panchantatra stories. The fact that they are all humorous is just the icing on the cake ! Who does not like to begin the day with a smile 😊 !

अजगर

अजगर

एक अजगर था । वह बहुत अदभुत था।उसकी आदत थी कि वह रोज़ एक जानवर खा जाता था । और फिर सो जाता था । अब खा कर सो जाओगे तो बीमार तो पड़ जाओगे। बस वो बीमार पड़ गया । उसकी औरत ने कहा कि, “ अजगर जी, जाओ डॉक्टर से अपना इलाज कराओ ।” बस अजगर चल पड़ा अपना इलाज कराने डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश के पास । अब अजगर के पैर तो होते नहीं तो वह रेंगते हुए गया । रेंगते रेंगते वह थक गया तो वह एक पेड़ के नीचे सो गया । वह पेड़ एक अनार का था जिस में बहुत सारे लाल लाल फल लगे हुए थे ।

अनार का पेड़ और फल
अनार का पेड़ और फल

एक अनार का फल अजगर के सर पर गिरा तो अजगर उठ गया । उसने गप्प से अनार खा लिया । थोड़ी देर में उसे लगा कि मैं तो ठीक हो गया, पेट का दर्द भी ग़ायब । पर अब तक वो रेंगता रेंगता डॉक्टर के पास पहुँच गया था । डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश, जो एक चीता था, ने अजगर जी से कहा, “ महाशय, आप को क्या तकलीफ़ है ?”

अजगर ने कहा, “ मेरे पेट में दर्द था पर वो अब ग़ायब है, मैं बीमार था पर अब में ठीक हूँ ।

डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश ने कहा, “ ऐसा कैसे ? मैंने तो तुम्हें कोई दवा दी नहीं !”

अजगर ने कहा, “पता नहीं । मैं यहाँ रेंगते रेंगते आया हूँ और रास्ते में एक पेड़ के नीचे सोया था तो मुझ पर एक फल गिरा तो मैंने उसे खा लिया ।

चीते ने कहा, “वो फल कैसा था ?”

अजगर ने कहा, “वो लाल था और गोल था, उसके अंदर छोटे, छोटे, लाल, लाल, दाने थे ।वो बहुत मीठा था पर ऊपर का छाल कड़ा था ।”

चीते ने कहा, “ लगता है तुमने अनार खाया है, वह सेहत के लिए बहुत अच्छा होता है । इसके अलावा तुम रेंग के आए हो , इससे तुम्हारी एक्सर्सायज़ यानि कसरत हो गयी, इस लिए तुम ठीक हो गए । आगे से ध्यान रहे कुछ फल सब्ज़ी ज़रूर खाओ, साथ में कुछ कसरत भी किया करो । अब लाओ मेरी फ़ीस ।”

अजगर ने कहा, “फ़ीस किस बात की, में तो अपने आप ठीक हो गया हूँ ।”

डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश सोच में पड़ गया कि इस तरह सब जानवर अपना इलाज कर के खुद ठीक हो जाएँगे तो मेरा क्या होगा, मैं अपना पेट कैसे भरूँगा । बस चीते ने आव देखा ना ताव झट से अजगर का मुँह खोल कर उस में एक बर्गर डाल दिया । पेट में बर्गर जाते ही अजगर के पेट में ज़ोर ज़ोर से दर्द होने लगा ।

डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश

वो चिल्लाने लगा, “ अरे, मुझे कोई बचाओ । मेरे पेट में लगता है बहुत सारे चूहे उछल उछल कर मुझे काट रहे हैं । वह रोने लगा, “ ऊँ ऊँ ऊँ”

तब डॉक्टर चिंता प्रकाश ने कहा, “ दवा दूँ ?”

अजगर चीता की चालाकी समझ गया की वह उससे फ़ीस ऐंठना चाहता है ।

उसने कहा, “नहीं, मैं फिर रेंगता हुआ घर जाऊँगा और रास्ते में एक अनार खाऊँगा । मुझे तुम्हारी ज़रूरत नहीं।

बाक़ी जानवर, जो वहाँ बैठे थे, उन्होंने भी अजगर की बात सुनी तो वो ख़ुश हो गए । उन्होंने सोचा कि यह तो बहुत अच्छा उपाय है । अगर हम खुद अपने आप को ठीक रखेंगे तो चीते की मोटी फ़ीस नहीं देनी पड़ेगी । बस सब ने आव देखा ना ताव चल पड़े अजगर के पीछे पर थोड़ी दूर पर कि कहीं रास्ते में अजगर को भूख लग जायेगी तो वह हमें ना खा जाए । जब सब अनार के पेड़ के पास पहुँचे तो सब उछल उछल कर अनार तोड़ने लगे और गप्प गप्प खाने लगे ।

सब जानवर उछल उछल कर अनार का फल खाने लगे

अनार का पेड़ ख़ाली हो गया । उसने सोचा, “वाह रे वाह ! एक अनार का पेड़ और सौ बीमार ! अब अगर में बीमार पड़ूँगा तो क्या करूँगा ? मेरे पास तो एक भी फल नहीं बचा । उसे रोता देख कर एक तितली, जो उधर से उड़ रही थी, बोली, “ फ़िक्र ना करो भैया अनार के पेड़ । तुम्हारे ऊपर जो फूल बचे हैं I जल्दी ही अनार का पेड़ बन जाएँगे । वही तो हमारा काम है । हम एक पौधे के फूल से दूसरे पौधे को मिलते हैं जिससे वह जल्दी फल बन जाता है ।

तितली की सीख

यह सुन कर अनार का पेड़ बहुत ख़ुश हुआ । उसने सोचा, “कोई बात नहीं अगर जानवर सब अनार तोड़ कर के गए । अब वो ठीक हो जाएँगे । और मैं भी ठीक ही रहूँगा क्यूँकि जो दूसरे की मदद करता है उसको कोई चिंता नहीं सताती क्यूँकि उसकी मदद भगवान करता है ।हाँ जो बिना मतलब के दूसरों को लूटता है उसे भगवान ज़रूर सज़ा देते हैं जैसे की वह चीता जिसका नाम ही चिंता प्रकाश है । अब उसे इस बात की चिंता है कि सारे जानवर तो ठीक हो गए अब मेरे पास इलाज के लिए कौन आएगा और मेरा पेट कैसे भरेगा । इसीलिए कहते हैं,“ जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी ।”

अभ्यास

अ से अन्य शब्द

अ से कुछ और शब्द सोचो और उनके चित्र बनाओ

२ . अदरक अलमारी अख़बार अखरोट अलगनी अंतरिक्ष

इन में से तीन का चित्र बना कर उनका नाम लिखो

३.. कहानी में जहां जहां अ है उसे पेन्सल से निशान लगाओ .

४. इन का मतलब बनाओ और वाक्यों में प्रयोग करो

१. आव देखा ना ताव

२. पेट में चूहे उछलना

३. एक अनार और सौ बीमार

४. जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी

५. विपरीतार्थक शब्द

मीठा – ख़ट्टा

ऊपर – नीचे

ख़ाली – भरा

जल्दी – देर

खुश – दुखी

६. इस कहानी से हमें क्या सीख मिलती है

७. क्या चीता का फ़ीस लेना ठीक था ? उसने दवा नहीं दी थी पर सलाह तो दी थी ?

( नहीं चीता का फ़ीस लेना उचित नहीं था क्यूँकि उसकी सलाह अजगर ने नहीं माँगी थी, वो तो जा रहा था पर चीता ने उसे सलाह दे डाली । फिर जब अजगर ने फ़ीस देने से मना कर दिया तो उसने उसके मुँह में ज़बरदस्ती बर्गर ठूँस दिया ! )

Melody part three episode four

Your ten minute watch for the weekend !

Melody visits the concert hall for the first time with the Jungle Land critters but not before Marjorie Hatchery, the motherly crow and her adopted mother extracts a promise from Banana Drama ! And Cuckoo, Melody’s biological mom,hears Melody’s mellifluous voice for the first time and starts to plot any challenge to her crown !