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A Simple, Short Story Written by a 5 Year Old

My oldest daughter is in Kindergarten, and she loves to read, write, and makeup her own "stories". She's a typical 5 year old that likes to do things all 5 year olds enjoy. The one major difference, however, is that she learned to read at age 2, and currently reads at a grade 7 level (see here). She can also write and spell over and above what you'd expect from a 5 year old child.

When she's bored, instead of sitting in front of the idiot box, she prefers to read a book or sit at her crafts table to doodle, make stuff, or write a short story. I had posted one of her silly pieces about "Barbie is a hero" here.

I was cleaning up her crafts table mess one day, when I came across a short story she wrote, which I was very fond of. Of course, being my daughter, I'm fond of every little thing she makes.

A Dog on the Tree Was Stuck!

Her short story had a simple plot, a problem, a solution, and a happy ending. Without further ado, here it is:



Note: With the illustration, I kept her original spelling of "grabed" with an "inserted" letter "b" as you can see in the drawing. See the original below.


The Original:

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the simple short story written by a 5 year old. =)

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