EF睡前故事| Little Miss Stubborn发布时间：2017-05-25
绘本丨《Little Miss Stubborn》
On this particular day,
Little Miss Stubborn had invited Little Miss Brainy and Mr Greedy round for a hot chocolate.
But Little Miss Brainy and Little Miss Stubborn couldn’t agree on anything.
Nor on how hot the hot chocolate should be,
or even on what cold hot chocolate should be called.
“All I know…is that this hot chocolate…is extremely good,”
said Mr Greedy between mouthfuls.
“Perhaps we should change the subject. Does anybody know how big Little Island is?”
But of course, once again,
Little Miss Brainy and Little Miss Stubborn couldn’t agree.
Little Miss Stubborn was sure that it was one metre long and two metres wide.
Little Miss Brainy was sure that it was two metres long and one metre wide.
“If you won’t believe me then you’ll have to go there yourself to check,”
said Little Miss Brainy, crossly.
So what do you think Little Miss Stubborn did next?
She went there to check, of course.
Little Miss Stubborn isn’t called Little Miss Stubborn for nothing.
“Are we at Little Island?” asked Little Miss Stubborn as the plane landed.
“No, Little Miss Stubborn,” replied the pilot.
“The island you’re looking for is over there. You’ll have to get to it by boat.”
Little Miss Stubborn found a sailor and asked him if he would take her to the island.
But he refused because a storm was on it’s way.
That didn’t stop Little Miss Stubborn, of course.
“There won’t be a storm,” she said. ”I’d like to buy your boat.”
But the sailor was right.
There was a storm.
A very big storm.
The waves grew larger and larger.
They crashed against the sides of Little Miss Stubborn’s small boat until,
finally, one particularly large wave tipped the boat over completely
and Little Miss Stubborn was thrown in to the sea.
Little Miss Stubborn swam with all her might until eventually, exhausted,
she collapsed onto the sand of Little Island.She fell into a deep sleep,
but she woke up to a surprise.
You’ll never guess what it was.
“Little Miss Tiny!” said Little Miss Stubborn.
“What a surprise! What are you doing here?”
“I come to Little Island every year for a little holiday,”
replied Little Miss Tiny.
“Are you on holiday as well?”
But Little Miss Stubborn didn’t have any time to chat.
“How tall are you?” she asked, rather rudely.
“Five centimeters exactly,” replied Little Miss Tiny, quite surprised.
Little Miss Stubborn had lost her tape measure in the storm, but that wasn’t going to stop her.
She had the perfect way to measure the island.
“Five plus five. That’s ten. Plus five is fifteen.”
And so on and so on and so on until Little Miss Tiny was actually quite dizzy.
“Just as I thought. Little Island is exactly one metre long by two metres wide,”
said Little Miss Stubborn triumphantly.
And without explaining her strange behavior to Little Miss Tiny 。
She called out to a passing boat ad hurried home leaving Little Miss Tiny to enjoy her summer holiday in peace.
“One metre long by two metres wide.” said Little Miss Stubborn much later that night to a sleepy Little Miss Brainy,
who had forgotten all about their little disagreement!
A few days later, Little Miss Brainy invited Little Miss Stubborn round for tea.
Mr Greedy was also invited,
and he had already finished all the biscuits by the time the others had sat down.
“There’s a question written here on this biscuit tin,”
he said, licking the last crumbs from his fingers.
“How far is it from the Earth to the moon?”
“Three hundred and eighty-four thousand, four hundred kilometres!”
said Little Miss Brainy, without a second thought.
“How can you be so sure?” asked Little Miss Stubborn.
“It’s written in all of the books,” replied Little Miss Brainy.
“But,” she added, mischievously.
“If you don’t believe me, do check yourself.”
Little Miss Stubborn took a deep breath….“
Very well then, I will.”she said stubbornly.
And off she went to call her friend Little Miss Tiny!
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