out the Snuffler pictures by Scarlet Class)
up with a scream. It had been a close shave. This time the monsters had almost
got him! He scrambled out off his bed and went to his parents bedroom.
was not very happy when he woke her up. Not again!, she whispered.
The monsters almost got me this time...
you need is a Snuffler, his mum told him, when he snuggled up to her
under the duvet.
that?, Ben asked.
a very special, magical creature...
so special about him?, Ben asked.
eats monsters for breakfast, lunch and dinner, of course!, his mum replied.
can I get one?
since he is magical, youll have to call him with a spell.
have to wish for him as hard as ever you can, three nights in a row; and then
on the third night
have to say the magic words, and hell be there.
Ben said, What does he look like? I cant wish for him if I dont
know what he looks like.
looks like whatever you want him to. I tell you what, when you come home from
school today you can draw a picture of him.
that this was a great idea. All day at school he was really excited. He just
wanted to go home, so he could draw his Snuffler. Finally, it was hometime.
had put pencils and paper on the table, ready for him to start drawing. Ben
sat on the chair with a biscuit in one hand, the pen in the other, and the
paper in front of him.
how should I draw him?, Ben asked.
about it. He needs some eyes, so he can see the monsters, a nose to smell
them and ears to hear them. And, of course, a big, big mouth to eat them,
his mum explained.
need huge hands to grab them, too, and feet so he can run after them, to catch
nodded, Now youve got the idea. [...]
Sybille Sterk 2002 - 2004
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