Hello! I really hope you liked my story! Ok, I didn’t write it myself (it was actually written by Jessica’s dad…) but it IS all about me - I’m the star… MY name is in the title.
If I hadn’t jumped out of Jessica’s coat pocket at home time, then her dad would never have had the idea in the first place! So you see, it IS my story!
Jessica’s dad thinks that she just left me at school because she was tired. Silly man! I know Jessica much better than he does, and she would never, EVER forget me. Even if she was fast asleep and on the cloakroom floor, she would still be holding tight to my paw.
I’ll tell you a little secret. You see, I WANTED to stay behind in the school – and I’ll tell you why...
The truth is, ever since I was just a teddy-in-a-toyshop, I have always wanted to see the world. Apart from a few trips to the park, most of my life is spent in Jessica’s room being told what not to do!
Sometimes I climb up onto Jessica’s bedside table and stare out of the window. I love watching the wonderful, busy, noisy world outside. I wish I was out there.
Stop your daydreaming and come down at once, Baby Bear. Your place is right here in Jessica’s room! BUT THAT’S NOT FAIR!
So, when Jessica decided to take me with her on her first day at school, I think I was more excited than she was …
I had such a great day, that when home time came around, I didn’t want to leave THAT’S WHY I JUMPED OUT OF JESSICA’S POCKET !
I knew Mummy and Daddy would come and find me. They wouldn’t let me stay out all night. And as long as they believed that Jessica left me at school by accident, then they wouldn’t tell me off.
Well, that’s my little secret! Do you think I should tell Mummy and Daddy the truth, or not?
But I haven’t told you everything that happened to me. You don’t know where I hid, after I jumped out of Jessica’s pocket, so that she didn’t see me. You don’t know what games Dino, Ellie, Hippo, Lion and I played when all the teachers had gone home. And you don’t know what fun we all had with the class pet hamster.
And do you know what? I am not going to tell you. I am going to let you make up your own stories. If Jessica’s dad can write down what HE thinks happened on that night (even though he wasn’t there) then YOU can do that as well! Actually, I bet you could use your imagination to be a better author than him!
You might even want to make up stories about what YOUR favourite toy gets up to when you’re not about… …or what you think they do!
Well, it was fun talking to you – I’ve got to go now. I have to plan tomorrow’s great adventure. Bye!