Little Duck and Lion experience an adventure

19. February 2024

Our young authors Marlene and Lukas from Herrieden were searching for Little, their plush polar bear, but he had something completely different in mind with his friends… #childsperspective

The children of the forest in Herrieden are enthusiastic storytellers and have once toyed with the idea of writing a fairy tale book together with their daycare manager Aline. But first, they want to practice: last week, we received the first story from our young authors Marlene and Lukas, which they want to share with us all!

Aline tells us that after the Carnival holidays, the children were searching for their beloved hand puppet Little, the polar bear. They were certain he had spent the holidays in the construction trailer, but when they wanted to visit him, he was gone… could he have sneaked out through the window? Read for yourself what he experiences with his other forest stuffed animal friends Duck and Lion!

🐻‍❄️🦆🦁 experience an adventure

Little the Polar Bear 🐻‍❄️ starts his adventure in the construction trailer. He secretly opens the 🪟. He jumps from the windowsill and lands on the trailer’s drawbar. “That was a great flight,” he thinks to himself. Then, he sees a 🦯 leaning against it and climbs down. Outside, he encounters a 🦁 and a 🦆. He asks if they would like to join him on the adventure. 🦆 and 🦁 say YES! They set off together 🐻‍❄️🦆🦁. 🐻‍❄️ says, “I’m starving. I smell something like 🍔 and 🍟 in the distance. Do you smell that too, 🦆🦁?” 🦆🦁: “Yes!” They follow the scent, passing many 🌳🌲🌲🌳🌴. On the trees 🌳 🌳, there are 🦜🦜🦜🌲. Then 🐻‍❄️🦆🦁 start to sweat 💦. They reach a 🛣️. 🐻‍❄️ asks 🦆🦁: “How are we going to cross the 🛣️?” 🦆🦁 suggest finding a 🦯 and jumping over. 🐻‍❄️ finds a 🦯, takes a run-up, and vaults over the road edge. He lands on the other side of the 🛣️ but in a mud puddle, causing 🦁🦆 to laugh. Then, 🐻‍❄️ says, “Catch, 🦆” and throws the 🦯 over the 🛣️ to 🦆. But 🦆 says, “I don’t want to jump with the 🦯!” 🐻‍❄️ asks how else 🦆 will cross, and 🦆 notices a 🪂 floating nearby. 🦆 catches the 🪂 and glides to the other side. 🦁 decides to brave the 🛣️ on foot, just in time before a 🚘 comes. They continue together and finally see their destination. “There’s the Burger King,” says 🐻‍❄️. He asks if 🦁🦆 have 💶👛, and they say “Yes!” They proceed to Burger King, and the door opens automatically as they approach. 🐻‍❄️ orders 🍔🍟 and 🍦, and 🦁🦆 want the same. The server is puzzled by 🐻‍❄️🦆🦁. Once the food is ready, 🐻‍❄️ collects it, and they jump on the table to reach the food. Oops, 🦆 lands on the 🍔, 🦁 in the 🍟, and 🐻‍❄️ in the 🍦. They decide to eat as is. After finishing, 🐻‍❄️ suggests going back home. They hop out of the empty food containers and find they have received 🎁🎁🎁. They take the gifts and, using the 🪂, fly out of Burger King. The wind 💨 blows them back to a clearing in the forest where the Herrieden forest children are playing. A child 🧒 points to the sky, causing all the kids to look up in amazement 😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲. “What’s that?” the children ask. Then, 🐻‍❄️🦆🦁 release the 🪂, and three children 🧒🧒🧒 catch 🦁🦆&🐻‍❄️. The children say, “We missed you so much!” 🦆🐻‍❄️🦁 share their adventure story with the forest children.