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Cookie Dough And The Five Purple Elephants
 
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SYNOPSIS
From a young age, Maggie has enjoyed reading fairy-tales and writing short stories, poems and plays.
She is delighted to write stories that inspire and encourage the young
(and young at heart) to always dream big and never give up!
 

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Cookie Dough.
She was on the way to see her friend Peaches Cobbler, when she decided to take a short cut through Maple Leaf Park.
 
It wasn't long before Cookie got lost. She looked around, but all she could see were trees.
Nervously, she felt into her bag for her favourite toy, Miss Fluffy, but Miss Fluffy was nowhere to be found!
Cookie began to panic.
She felt sure she had packed Miss Fluffy. To make matters worse, she was starting to feel hungry.
 
Unexpectedly, she saw a purple elephant dressed in a yellow polka dotted hat disappearing into the trees.
'How odd!' thought Cookie.
 
For the want of anything better to do, she decided to follow the peculiarly dressed elephant.
Perhaps it could tell her the way out of the forest.
 
Eventually Cookie reached a clearing.
She found herself surrounded by houses made from different sorts of food.
There was a house made from white onions, a house made from sugar cookies, a house made from strawberries, a house made from plum pudding, a house made from potato chips and a house made from pumpkin pie.
Cookie could feel her tummy rumbling. Looking at the houses did nothing to ease her hunger.
 
"Hello!" she called. "Is anybody there?"
Nobody replied.
 
Cookie looked at the porch on the closest house and wondered if it would be rude to eat somebody else's front door. Obviously, it would be impolite to eat a whole house, but perhaps it would be considered acceptable to nibble the odd fixture or lick the odd fitting, in a time of need.
 
A roaring laughter broke through the air, giving Cookie a fright.
An ugly giant jumped into the space in front of the houses.
She was carrying a cage; in that cage was Miss Fluffy!
 
"Miss Fluffy!" shouted Cookie.
She turned to the giant, "That's my toy!"
The giant just shrugged.
"Give Miss Fluffy back!" cried Cookie.
"Never will I ever!" said the giant.
"At least let Miss Fluffy out of that cage!" said Cookie.
 
Before the giant could reply, five purple elephants rushed in from a footpath on the other side of the clearing.
Cookie recognised the one in the yellow polka dotted hat that she'd seen earlier.
The giant seemed to recognize him too.
 
"Hello Big Elephant." said the giant.
"Good morning." The elephant noticed Miss Fluffy. "Who is this?"
 
"That's Miss Fluffy," explained the giant.
"Ooh! Miss Fluffy would look lovely in my house. Give her to me!" demanded the elephant.
The giant shook her head. "Miss Fluffy is staying with me."
"Um... Excuse me..." Cookie interrupted. "Miss Fluffy lives with me! And not in a cage!"
 
Big Elephant ignored her. "Is there nothing you'll trade?" he asked the giant.
The giant thought for a moment, then said, "I do like to be entertained. I'll release her to anybody who can eat a whole front door."
Big Elephant looked at the house made from sugar cookies and said, "No problem, I could eat an entire house made from sugar cookies if I wanted to."
"That's nothing," said the next elephant. "I could eat two houses."
"There's no need to show off," said the giant, "just eat one front door and I'll let you have Miss Fluffy."
 
Cookie watched, feeling very worried.
She didn't want the giant to give Miss Fluffy to Big Elephant.
She didn't think Miss Fluffy would like living with a purple elephant, away from her house and all her other toys.
 
The other four elephants watched while Big Elephant put on his bib and withdrew a knife and fork from his pocket.
"I'll eat this whole house," said Big Elephant. "just you watch!"
 
Big Elephant pulled off a corner of the front door of the house made from sugar cookies.
He gulped it down smiling, and went back for more.
 
And more.
 
And more.
 
Eventually Big Elephant started to get bigger - just a little bit bigger at first.
But after a few more fork-fulls of cookies he grew to the size of a large snowball; and he was every bit as round!
"Erm... I don't feel too good." said Big Elephant.
Suddenly he started to roll. He'd grown so round that he could no longer balance!
"Help!" he cried as he rolled off down a slope into the forest.
Big Elephant never did finish eating the front door made from sugar cookies and Miss Fluffy remained trapped in the giant's cage.
 
Average Elephant stepped up and approached the house made from white onions.
"I'll eat this whole house," said Average Elephant. "just you watch!"
Average Elephant pulled off a corner of the front door of the house made from white onions.
She gulped it down smiling, and went back for more.
 
And more.
 
And more.
 
After a while, Average Elephant started to look a little queasy. She grew greener, and greener.
 
A woodcutter walked into the clearing. "What's this bush doing here?" he asked.
"I'm not a bush, I'm an elephant!" said Average Elephant.
"It talks!" exclaimed the woodcutter. "Those talking bushes are the worst kind. I'd better take it away before somebody gets hurt."
"No! Wait!" cried Average Elephant, as the woodcutter picked her up.
But the woodcutter ignored her cries and carried the elephant away under his arm.
Average Elephant never did finish eating the front door made from white onions and Miss Fluffy remained trapped in the giant's cage.
 
Little Elephant stepped up and approached the house made from pumpkin pie.
"I'll eat this whole house," said Little Elephant. "just you watch!"
Little Elephant pulled off a corner of the front door of the house made from pumpkin pie.
He gulped it down smiling, and went back for more.
 
And more.
 
And more.
 
After five or six platefuls, Little Elephant started to fidget uncomfortably on the spot.
He stopped eating pie for a moment, then grabbed another forkful.
But before he could eat it, there came an almighty roar.
A bottom burp louder than a rocket taking off, propelled Little Elephant into the sky.
"Aggghhhhhh!" cried Little Elephant. "I'm scared of heigh..."
Little Elephant was never seen again.
Little Elephant never did finish eating the front door made from pumpkin pie and Miss Fluffy remained trapped in the giant's cage.
 
Tiny Elephant stepped up and approached the house made from potato chips.
"I'll eat this whole house," said Tiny Elephant. "just you watch!"
Tiny Elephant pulled off a corner of the front door of the house made from potato chips.
She gulped it down smiling, and went back for more.
 
And more.
 
And more.
 
However, on the next mouthful, the food fell straight out of Tiny Elephant's mouth.
She tried to stuff in another forkful of potato chips, but once again, the food fell out.
There just wasn't enough room left in her belly.
"This is just not fair!" declared Tiny Elephant, and stomped off into the forest.
Tiny Elephant never did finish eating the front door made from potato chips and Miss Fluffy remained trapped in the giant's cage.
 
Even-Tinier Elephant stepped up, and approached the house made from plum pudding.
"I'll eat this whole house," said Even-Tinier Elephant. "just you watch!"
Even-Tinier Elephant pulled off a corner of the front door of the house made from plum pudding.
He gulped it down smiling, and went back for more.
 
And more.
 
And more.
 
Suddenly, Even-Tinier Elephant stopped eating and started dancing.
While he danced, he sang at the top of his lungs, "Sweets! Watch me eat all the plum pudding!"
"It looks as though the sugar cubes are making you hyperactive." laughed the giant.
"Oh no they're not!" cried Even-Tinier Elephant. "I'm always this excited."
With that, he walked into a tree.
 
Bong!
 
Even-Tinier Elephant banged his head and fell backwards onto his bottom. He passed out, exhausted.
Even-Tinier Elephant never did finish eating the front door made from plum pudding and Miss Fluffy remained trapped in the giant's cage.
 
"That's it," said the giant. "I win, I get to keep Miss Fluffy."
 
"Not so fast," said Cookie "there is still one front door to go. The front door of the house made from strawberries. And I haven't had a turn yet.
"I don't have to give you a turn!" laughed the giant. "My game. My rules."
The woodcutter's voice carried through the forest. "I think you should give her a chance. It's only fair."
"Fine," said the giant "but you saw what happened to the elephants. She won't last long."
 
"I'll be right back," said Cookie.
"What?" said the giant. "Where's your sense of impatience? I thought you wanted Miss Fluffy back."
Cookie ignored the giant and gathered a hefty pile of sticks.
She came back to the clearing and started a small camp fire.
Carefully, she broke off a piece of the door of the house made from strawberries and toasted it over the fire.
Once it had cooked and cooled just a little, she took a bite. She quickly devoured the whole piece.
Cookie sat down on a nearby log.
 
"You fail!" roared the giant. "You were supposed to eat the whole door."
"I haven't finished," explained Cookie "I am just waiting for my food to go down."
 
When Cookie's food had digested, she broke off another piece of the door made from strawberries.
Once more she toasted her food over the fire and waited for it to cool just a little.
She ate it at a leisurely pace then waited for it to digest.
 
Eventually, after several sittings, Cookie was down to the final piece of the door made from strawberries.
Carefully she toasted it and allowed it to cool just a little. She finished her final course.
Cookie had eaten the entire front door of the house made from strawberries.
 
The giant stamped her foot angrily. "You must have tricked me!" she said. "I don't reward cheating!"
"I don't think so!" said a voice. It was the woodcutter. He walked back into the clearing, carrying his axe.
"This little girl won fair and square. Now hand over Miss Fluffy or I will chop off your hair."
 
The giant looked horrified. She put her hands over her head to protect her hair. Then, huffing, she opened the door of the cage.
 
Cookie hurried over and grabbed Miss Fluffy, checking that her favourite toy was all right.
Fortunately, Miss Fluffy was unharmed.
 
Cookie thanked the woodcutter, grabbed a quick souvenir, and hurried on to meet Peaches.
It was starting to get dark.
 
When Cookie got to Peaches house, her friend threw her arms around her.
"I was so worried!" cried Peaches. "You are very late."
As Cookie described her day, she could tell that Peaches didn't believe her, so she grabbed a napkin from her pocket.
"What's that?" asked Peaches.
Cookie unwrapped a doorknob made from sugar cookies. "Sugar cookies!" she said.
Peaches almost fell off her chair.
 

The End
 


 
 
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