Remember the story about a thirsty crow and how she used her intelligence to drink water from pitcher by dropping pebbles into it, and with each pebble the water rose a little higher until at last it reached the brim, and the bird was enabled to quench her thirst.
Well most of us might have heard this story and even narrated it to someone.
My niece who is turning 3 a day after tomorrow was asked by her teacher in the school to narrate any story. She started with the “Thirsty crow” but gave the story a twist of her own. Here goes the story she told to her teacher.
There was a crow, he was very thirsty. He found out a pot of water, but he could not reach to the bottom of the pot, he found a straw lying nearby and he picked up the straw, drank the water and flew away.
The teacher was surprised, when she told my sis-in-law (bhabi) she was surprised, and when I came to know this story, I was rolling on the floor laughing.
Smart story telling, modifying the story to suit the current era, and that too by a kid 3 years old. Amazing!!!
Times are changing, so I guess there is a need to change the stories we read.
An excellent example of smart work.