This little story is about a Bear named Marvin who wishes he wasn’t as tall as he is so that he could do what other bears could do—fit through doorways, sit at the dinner table, and play on the slide in the park. One night, he wishes he wouldn’t be so tall until he wakes up to find out that his wish just came true! It reminds me of the saying, “be careful what you wish for because you might just get it…”
This is an excellent short story to tell kids that it’s okay to be different and that they are unique and remarkable just the way they are. I’d love for the drawing to be more prominent, and colorful but overall, I thought it’s a great bedtime story.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Kindle Edition, 16 pages
Published October 19th 2015
You can download it for FREE via Kindle on Amazon.
About the Author
T.A. Unwin is a writer and artist from London, now living on the Hampshire coast in England. Her childhood revolved around animals; looking after pets and writing stories about them. A passion for the natural world led to a Zoology degree followed by a Masters in Animal Welfare. Writing then took a back seat as the young adventurer set off to gain experience of working with different animals around the world. She trailed after the macaque monkeys in Gibraltar, as well as their monkey cousins in India, studied birds in Scotland, researched vultures in Namibia and spent ten weeks monitoring marine mammals from a boat in the Mozambique Channel. Currently she works part-time in a zoo and has finally returned to her favourite hobby – writing stories about animals. She has two noisy budgies who do their best to put a stop to this.