The Twisty Tree
Once upon a time long, long ago, there was a Twisty tree. Twisty tree was so tall in fact it was as tall as the biggest giant in the world (maybe a bit bigger.) It had loads of big twisty branches that twisted other each other in a weird way. In case your wandering were it is it's balancing on the side of the river bank. The smooth bark of the tree is a pale beigey brown colour. On the tree you might see a little hole in the middle of the tree some people think it's a fairy window but it's a secret door to the magical baby animal care centre!
In the twisty tree there live loads of fairies, all of the fairies are animal fairies, they look after all of the baby animals that don't have parents or a home. If you look very carefully you might see one or two little dots flitting around the Twisty Tree. Those tiny dots are actually fairies! The fairies all wear a long purple, sparkly dress down to their knees, in bright pink capital letters it says A.C.C (Animal Care Centre) (or you could wear clothes to do with animals). These fairies have lots of important jobs to do and all of the jobs are written in the Magical Fairy Job book. We will show you some of it now.
Job one finding animals: This job is a very tricky job because all the homeless baby animals hide under tree's, in bushes, in water or on roof tops.
Job two taking the animals back to the A.C.C: for this job you need to know how to drive called the A.C.V (for animal care van.) In side the A.C.V there are lots of soft conthy beds. First of all the fairies find the animals and bring them to the van by carefully carrying them in their arms like you carry a baby. When there are 7 or more animals in the van all of them will get seported back to the A.C.C.
Job three: (checking to see if the animals are hurt,if they are they go to the special secret get well soon recovery room: first thing you need to do on job 3 is to check the animals all over. Today we have 7 baby animals, they are all fox Cubs, we've checked them all. They are all ok except for one that has hurt her front left paw. We've put a bandage on it. She is allowed to walk around, but only if she doesn't use that paw. Now we need to find out how old they are. We found out that the oldest is 10 years old, the second oldest is 7 years old and then it hopes 6 years, 5 years, 3 years then 1 year old. Then we need to name them all. Let's think of good fox names like: Foxy, happy, Bushy (for Bushy tail), Orangey, Trixy, Fluffy and Amber. These are all really good fox names, now we need to see if they are boys or girls...
(Ten minutes later)
So now we know they are all sisters and we have decided which name goes best with which animal, we think the oldest should be called Bushy because she has a big bushy tail and the second oldest should be called Orangey because her fur is very orangey. Our secret favourite is Happy, the youngest because she is always smiling. We forgot to tell you about the GOBLINS! Every year on the 9th of January the goblins come to steal a animal. Last year they took smily snake the youngust of all are snakes. Today it's the 9th of January,we just thought that the goblins are going to steal Happy. But Happy is only 1 year old, Smily was 3. So we need to look after Happy. Wait a minute where is Happy?
Oh no, the GOBLINS! The Goblins must have taken her while we were talking!
We need to go and look at the animal save bench, if Happy is carved on the bench WE NEED TO SAVE HER! Let's go to the animal save bench right now, because the Goblins carve a picture of an animal they have taken into the bench as a clue. The bench is further down the river path on the left hand side.
(5 minutes walk later!).
Oh no, she is carved on the bench, can you see her, right in the very middle? We need to save her, let's get the water fairies and Crystal their little sister because they know how to swim in the water, they could teach us how to swim and come with us, because the Goblin's lair is under the river!
(An hour of swimming training later)
This is really fun! I love swimming in the river, let's get on with it then, we need to find Happy. "Crystal, do you have a map?"
First we need to dive off the Jenson Button Bridge down to the giant iron door into Goblin land, which we need to push open. Secondly we need to go past the Goblin Mouth Bush (be careful as it bites). After that you need to run around the front of the house to the Goblin face tree. Finally tiptoe in through the back door, but be very quiet, walk up the stairs and on the right there will be a bedroom and in the bedroom will be Happy. We need to tell her not to make a sound, then we take her back to the A.C.C.
O.K. let's get going, "Weeeeeeeeeee!" that was fun, diving off the bridge!
Look, there's the giant iron door, push! Well done you opened the great door. Now, past the bush, quickly round the house, now past the tree in through the door. Come on quietly up the stairs into the bedroom. "Happy, are you there?", "yes" came the faint reply. Open the door, coming, quick, let's get back to the A.C.C.
What was that noise? Oh no, the Goblins have woken up! Quick RUN!!
Phew that was lucky, the Goblins can't come into the A.C.C, we're safe. Happy was safe and well, back where she belonged with her friends.
Keep following the path with the river on your left till you get to the tree with a bird box to the left of the river steps. The tree is opposite the rear entrance to the Cheese and Grain.