3. Stars fall

Jacob excitedly picked up the paper from the grass whilst Isabelle bent down and picked up the pencils and crayons.

Nathaniel cried out "Let's explore the land first".
The children ran across fields of grass through every shade of green.

Ada stopped, looked up and shouted "Stop. Look up to the sky".
The others stopped and looked above them.
"So. Many. Stars." she gasped.
They looked and looked.
All of a sudden Jacob said "Look, those stars look like an octopus".
"And those look like a bear" added Isabelle.
"There's a warthog" gasped Nathaniel, pointing upwards
"An eagle" shouted Ada, tapping Jacob on the shoulder, who was busy looking at more stars that looked like a shark.
"Toucan" yelled Nathaniel and Isabelle together.
"These constellations are strange" muttered Ada, "I don't know any of these".

Unexpectedly, the three stars in the warthog constellation slowly began to fall towards the ground. The children backed away whilst staring at the falling stars until they hit the ground. Instantly, a warthog appeared in front of them, snorting and eating the juicy grass.

"Wow" the children whispered, "That's magic" they all agreed, then moved their heads to look up again. More stars began to move. This time, in the bear constellation. A moment later a fierce, hairy, grizzly animal was roaring loudly at the warthog.

Soon the octopus and the shark constellations began falling towards the sea. A moment later a menacing shark was swimming around an eight legged octopus.

The eagle and toucan constellations were the only ones left in the sky. Those stars rapidly turned into the real creatures, and flew above the children's heads.

They had discovered their first creatures.

"Let's draw these quickly" suggested Jacob.
The children took a sheet of paper and each drew the beasts they saw before them.


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