In the Zoo …

by Diya Ahuja

One day Isabela went to the zoo with her Mum and Dad. When they reached there, Isabela’s Mum asked her if they would like to go walking or take a ‘Gypsy’. Isabela said “walking”.

Their first stop was a bird house. They were amazed to see that the birds were rainbow coloured, huge in size and chirping loudly!  “What a pretty bird house, and what lovely birds!” said Isabela, amazed. “This is a magic zoo!”

Their next stop was a lion cave, or rather, lion caves.  None of them could believe their eyes—the lions were eating cactus plants! “What sort of lions are these?” exclaimed her Mum. Her Dad nearly fell down in amazement.

Their third stop was a pool of water and there they saw five beautiful mermaids! Each one was wearing a different coloured dress: cherry pink, apple blossom white, rose red, turquoise blue and leaf green. On top of their heads they wore blue and golden crowns. Isabela made friends with them and promised to bring her friends with her to visit them next time.

She was enjoying all this a lot. “I wonder what we will see next,” she wondered. Their fourth stop was a monkey cave. But what extraordinary monkeys! They could talk like humans, and one of them pulled Isabela’s ponytail!

Isabela had started to get tired by now. She said, “Mum I’m feeling hungry. What can we have to eat? And let’s get out of the monkey cave!” So her Mum and Dad took her to a cafe in the zoo. She had pizza and chocolate shake there and felt fresh. They started off again.

Their fifth stop was a huge grassland where they saw a dinosaur eating the trees and nibbling grass peacefully. Isabela’s Dad said. “E-e-extinct creature … alive!” and fainted.

Isabela’s Mum gave Isabela a chocolate to eat as they waited for her Dad to come out of his faint. Then they all headed home, after Isabela’s Dad had recovered.

Diya Ahuja is 9 years old and a student of class IV at Step by Step School.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arpana & Deepak Ahuja
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 09:42:41

    Thank you team Words and More! We are delighted to see Diya get such encouragement! Given that she had been hiding her writings for long….she could not have got a better coming out reception 🙂


  2. Payal Kapur
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 04:09:56

    Dear Diya
    I love your story. What an exciting zoo!
    Look forward to reading more of your stories.
    Bravo, Diya.
    Payal Ma’am


  3. anu ahuja
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 12:04:28

    My darling Diya,
    How beautifully you write!
    Think i better take your autograph right!!
    Hugs and kisses
    Anu Bua


  4. Manju & SP Kumar
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 07:49:08

    We have been your admirers since long! Since we are not very net savvy, we have just read this today. We feel so happy and proud and praise you from the core of our heart! A big God Bless! Looking forward to more.

    Naani and Naanu


  5. Ashraf Engineer
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 11:00:31

    What great imagination you have! Loved the story. By the way, Isabela’s dad must learn to stop fainting so much. Please let me know the next time you write too.


  6. Kiran
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 16:36:52

    D girl…….Very cool n so impressive…way 2 go girl…so proud of u….looking 4rward 2 reading many more of wonderful stories


  7. Jyotsna Gokhale
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 17:43:16

    Great story Diya!!
    well Donnnnnneee!!!
    Jyotsna aunty


  8. Pakhi Joshi
    Aug 26, 2011 @ 09:44:39

    Very good story.I am also a girl like you my name is Pakhi and i am also 9 years old and study in 4 class only i study in Alhcon International School.I have also write a story in this website. My story name is a visit to Sos Children village if you see the old stories please see my story also and your story was excellent and beautiful i have never seen a zoo like this.
    Pakhi your new friend


  9. shaloo
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 18:03:47

    Dear Diya
    What a fine writer you are! It’s simply out of the world. I am delighted to read about this amazing place.
    Shaloo Ma’am


  10. aviva
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 14:03:17

    dear diya
    you have a great imagination………


  11. tavleen
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 14:22:37

    very nice indeed…….. 🙂


  12. Aryaman das
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 11:25:00

    well done,keep it up and don’t leave writing any time.


  13. Raj Supe
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 14:46:45

    Dear Diya, you write very well….Leo Tolstoy, Honore de Balzac, Henry Fielding, Jane Austen, Stendahl , Emily Bronte, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Herman Hesse, Rabindranath Tagore. I would like you to write these names in your diary and paste their pictures on the soft board. as your friends in literature. If someone asks when were you introduced to them, say I was nine when a bearded uncle Raj Supe introduced me to them. Keep writing, keep reading, keep writing, keep reading…that’s the way to go! Those who write and those who read are very special people Diya. Supe Uncle


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