The Lost Laugh
Karen Lilje Michelle Preen Wilna Combrinck
|Spotty the Hyena is very sad. He has lost his laugh.|
|“Please help me find my laugh, Giraffe.”
“I can’t hear a laugh up here.”
|“Please help me find my laugh, Hippo.”
“I can’t hear a laugh down here.”
|“Please help me find my laugh, Warthog.”
“I can’t hear a laugh in here.”
|“Please help me find my laugh, Monkey.”
“How did you lose it?”
|“When I laugh, you can see my big teeth. That makes everyone frightened,” said Spotty.
“Then I got sad and my laugh just disappeared.”
|“I can’t find it anywhere!”
“But you were looking in the wrong place.”
|Monkey jumped out of the tree and picked up a feather.
Then she began to tickle Spotty all over.
|Slowly Spotty started smiling, and then he let out a big, loud laugh.
He laughed and laughed until he was rolling around on the ground.
|All the other animals started laughing too.|
|“Where did you find his laugh?” they asked.
“His laugh was inside him all the time. I just made him happy and out it came.”
|They all laughed and laughed so that their teeth showed too.
“I’ll never lose my laugh again,” said Spotty the happy Hyena.