This is my just turned 7 year old entry for the Lonely Planet Kids: Safari Competition – 200 words on what she would do if she were a Safari Guide in East Africa. One picture can be attached as well. I told her about this on 28th of January, today is the deadline.
In her own words along with her version of spelling, grammar and imagination 🙂 To make it easier to read, I typed in what she wrote below each page and corrected spelling.
“African Safari Date: 28.1.15
If I was a safari guide I would live in a old tree and bend the branches back for floor and collect leaves for blankets and
duck(corrected – bird) feathers. I will wear – To make my clothes I will need leaves and bird feathers. With the leaves I will staple them together and with the feathers I will make the inside
I will take photos of
tigers wonderful energetic monkeys and show them”
“To have fun -To have fun I will be like animals and swing on vines (but don’t let monkeys steal your food!)
Other animals – In the wild, the hippos are as grey as rain clouds, the elephants are as big as 50 cars on top of each other, buffaloes have horns as dull as grey paint and when they get angry they have a very powerful charge. Cheetahs are the fastest living things on earth. The endangered rhinos are fascinating because they are so powerful and leopards are very sneaky that’s why I would show”
” would show to other people. I would show all my pictures of: brown monkeys, speedy cheetahs and sneaky leopods that is what I would do if I were a safari guide”
I am hoping this is the start of getting the kids involved in writing and sharing their travel experiences on the blog as well! They have a wonderful collection of art, notes, pictures they took themselves and stories from their extensive travels across Europe, North America and Bangladesh. Perhaps I will start their own section here – Selim Kids Raasta 🙂