A Stegosaur Story. A little curiosity can get you far. Too much can get you in trouble! Fortunately for this little stegosaur, help is at hand. A charming tale of making friends when you most need them.
Make your child the main character. Replace this (_____) with your child’s name.
A Stegosaur Story
Long ago, in a forgotten time, there was a little stegosaur called _____.
_____ and his family were members of a magnificent herd.
The stegosaurs stumbled sluggishly across the savannah, feeding on the grasses.
_____ parents watched over their son, making sure he was safe.
“Don’t go too far away,” his father said.
“I won’t, Papa,” _____ replied.
But _____ was a curious young stegosaur.
He noticed a stream trickling through the grasses.
_____ followed the stream down the hillside, all the way to the end of the savannah.
He found himself deep inside a dark woodland.
It wasn’t long before _____ mother realized he was missing!
“Where are you, _____?” his mother called, but there was no reply.
Suddenly, the ground rumbled… It was an earthquake!
_____, who had been playing among the trees, was surprised and startled.
Trees tumbled to the ground and broken branches fell all around.
_____ tried to find his way back to the savannah, but he was lost.
He ran through the woods, dodging falling branches as he fled.
Back at the savannah, there was chaos. The frightened herd ran away, in every direction.
_____ tried to find his family, but they were nowhere to be seen.
The grumbling ground began to crack and a giant chasm opened…
At last, the shaking slowed and eventually stopped. _____ and his parents found each other.
But _____ was on one side of the chasm and they were on the other. _____ had no way to get home.
Pacing up and down along the cliff edge, he tried to find a way to get across. But he couldn’t find one.
High above, a pteranodon circled.
_____ waved and shouted, “Please help!”
The pteranodon heard his cries…
And landed on the ground beside him. “Hello,” said the pteranodon. “Why are you so sad?”
“I can’t cross the chasm,” _____ replied.
The pteranodon smiled. “Why don’t you fly across?” he asked.
“Because I don’t have wings.”
“Well, that’s okay, I have two,” answered the pteranodon. “I’ll let you borrow them.”
The pteranodon lifted the stegosaur, but he was too heavy and they couldn’t take off.
The pteranodon thought about their predicament. “Wait here,” he said.
He flew into the trees and found some long vines.
Looking to the sky, the pteranodon whistled loudly to his flock.
He returned with two of his friends.
Wrapping the vines around _____ spines, the three lifted him into the sky.
They carried _____ safely to the other side.
Reunited with his family, _____ was overwhelmed. “Thank you!” he cried.
“It’s our pleasure,” said the pteranodon. “Remember, alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
“I was so worried,” _____ mother said.
“I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have gone so far away.” _____ replied.
“It’s okay. What’s important is that you’re safe,” she said, hugging her son.
From that day onwards, _____ stayed close to his parents.
Except when they knew he was in good company…