by Akeile Benjamin, 10 years old
|Mr. Coconut by Joshua Wong, age 16|
Among the bunch of coconuts that fell, there was one special nut, who felt he was meant for greatness. The day he fell from the tree he set out on a mission to find his destiny. He rolled down the hill and met many creatures, like a frog named Hermey.
Hermey asked, “Hey, what’s your name?”
He said, “My name is Mr. Coconut.”
They both became friends.
Mr. Coconut then met a bird named Twitch. She was looking for some worms for her babies. When Mr. Coconut rolled in a dirt patch some worms appeared. Twitch picked them up with her sharp beak and put them in her nest. She thanked Mr. Coconut and they became friends as well.
As Mr. Coconut continued his journey he soon reached the sea. He heard someone crying, “Help! Help!”
Mr. Coconut looked around and found a crab stuck under a rock. Mr. Coconut rolled away the rock and set the crab free. The crab thanked Mr. Coconut and they became friends.
When Mr. Coconut reached the sea, he started to sing his song: “Mr. Coconut, look out, here he comes! Mr. Coconut, look out, here he comes!” He went home and told all the other coconuts about his great adventure.
When night came he went back up into his tree and there he lived happily ever after.
About the author...
Akeile Benjamin placed second in the 12 and younger age category of the 2012 Wadadli Pen writing competition in Antigua. She is is a fifth grade student at the Wesleyan Junior Academy.
About the illustrator...
Joshua Wong is sixteen years old and lives in Sangre Grande, Trinidad. He enjoys drawing, as well as playing the guitar and keyboard. Joshua is a student at Northeastern College.