Read this story to the child. You may also make felt pieces characters. A child can read the story too. Ask questions like, what, why and how when you are reading this story.
“Logus, the odd robot” by Ha Pham
On a far, far, far away planet name Neptone, there lived four robots. The fourth was name Logus. Logus was different then the other robots; he had hair as green as grass. He had teeth as big as a house, and he had feet that flopped like flippers.
Logus tried to play ball with the other children, but every time he caught the ball, his teeth popped the ball. Logus tried drawing a picture instead, but the crayons disappeared and was all stuck in his hair. Logus tried to play tag with the other robots, but he couldn’t run fast enough and the other robots would laugh at him. The other children don’t like playing with Logus
Logus was very sad, he wished he looked like the other robots and could run and play like them, so Logus wished very hard one night upon a full moon. He said, “I wish I had small teeth so I can play ball. I wish I didn’t have so much hair so I can play with crayons. I wish I have legs so I can play tag.”And when he woke up, Logus had no teeth and no hair and had no flipper. Logus played with the other children and he ran around until he dropped.
One day, it stopped raining for six months and all the Togo plants where dying and all the robots were hungry. All the robots tried to get the water from the stream to the plants. The first robot tried to carry the water in his hands, but when he reached the Togo plants, all the water dripped out between his figures. The second robot tried to kick the water to the plants, but the water couldn’t reach far enough. Moving the water wasn’t working. The third robot tried to move the plants closer to the water, but he couldn’t dig the plants out of the ground.
Logus watched in despair and didn’t know what else to do. Suddenly he saw a big yellow fish jump out of the water and splash a great big wave of water with his tail. Logus asked the fish, “Do you know how to move water from one area to another?” The fish said, “When I jump out of the water, my fin splashes water very far. If you had a special tail like me, it would be a piece of cake.”
Logus thought, maybe being different isn’t such a bad thing. He wanted with all his heart to be himself again, so he wished on a falling star to be back to normal. The next morning when he woke up, he looked in the mirror and he had his big teeth, his grass hair, and his flippers. He now knew that he was made that way for a reason and he went to the stream and splashed the water onto the Togo plants. The plants drank up all the water and grew big and strong. The day was saved and everyone was full and happy again.