Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Pretty Bird by Stephanie R. Crow

Once upon a time there was a bird that was very pretty but everyone else said, “Get real, you’re pretty but you’re not cool enough to hang out with us.”

The bird did not know how to be cool or anything like that. But the bird went to her cool friends and they said, “For you to be cool you have to be mean.”

The bird thought in her head, “Well, I don’t want to be mean - I want to be very nice to everyone.”

So the bird went to a different place. The bird did not know what the heck to do.

“(Sigh) I guess I could never be cool, only nice and pretty.”

Then the bird went to talk to her friends. They disagreed with being nice with her because she was the only bird in the world that was nice. So then she told every bird in the world that you should be nice.

Some of the birds liked the idea and went into her lead. Then the cool birds started joining in because they believed that following groups was cool. So then every bird soon was nice. And she was also cool by making a group.

The people now that have birds have very nice ones and we hope it stays that way.

*Stephanie wrote this at age 7 and typed it up herself.

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Dora E. H. Crow said...

Hello DK,

Stephanie was sitting right here watching me fiddle with the colors on our new blog when your comment came through! This little girl (who is now 8 years old) is up way past her bedtime... I asked her if she wanted to post a comment back to you, but I think she's feeling shy.

Your postive response feedback certainly motivated her. She grabbed her clipboard and a piece of paper and is now writing a story called "The Bushbaby". We'll see if she decides to post it sometime soon.

zenshinequotes said...

Stephanie, you are one beautiful bird with an amazing ability to express yourself and help others understand how important it is to love. Namaste, Sat Nam, and lots of love to you and your mother, Dora!

Harry Shade said...


You have created a wonderful story about the power of love and how more important being nice is rather than being mean. When you are nice, you are beautiful both inside and out and people will like you because you made them feel good.

Fantastic job! Keep up the graet work.