Story for a picture book..a favourite with my kids!
There is a monster called Goblie,
Who lives in the Caribbean sea.
She is blue, big and good,
And no, children are not her favorite food.
She has eyes the colour of the sun
And hair on her head looks like a bun!
One day when she came up for air,
There was a fishing boat stuck in her hair!
She shook her head, for it was tickling her so
And the boat fell, far far below.
'A monster! Blue, big and bad!'
The fishermen's words made Goblie sad.
She swam away with her head bent low
And the fishermen swam to the shore.
'Do you know what we spied?
A monster in the lake!!' They cried.
With sticks, bricks, shears and bows,
They set out to give Goblie some blows.
But Goblie heard them and stayed far away
And they went back, the very same way.
Goblie stayed in her tiny cave,
Lonely, sad and very grave.
It was a hot summers day.
Children dived into the sea to play.
The water was pleasantly cool,
BUT, what they didn't see … was a WHIRLPOOL!
Two of them were sucked into.
Their cries of help echoed through.
'Horror of horrors! Who could that be?
Surely, its the monster and it's coming to eat me!!!!'
Their daddies and mummies on the shore
Began crying even more.
But what they saw happening out there,
Made them stand still and stare.
Goblie was emerging from the whirlpool,
With a smile on her face, ever so cool.
And seated on Goblie's back,
Were two tiny backpacks!
Beaming from ear to ear,
They gave everyone a loud cheer.
Goblie is a monster, blue, big and good.
She wouldn't eat children, even if she could.
She used to stay in her tiny cave,
But now has a house her tiny friends gave!!!