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The Bunny That Never Gave Up Katie Wong

The Bunny That Never Gave Up
Imagine. Create. Share.
Since 2008, the Kids4Kids My Story Creation annual story writing and illustration competition has provided primary students across Hong Kong with a creative platform that enables the budding writers and artists to imagine, create and share their stories.
This story was written and illustrated by kid(s) who participated in the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation competition'. We hope to celebrate all the kids who used their creativity and imagination to create a story by giving them an opportunity to custom print their story, and be able to share and inspire other kids to create their own story.
Proceeds from the sale of this custom print story will help fund the Literacy Development Programmes at Kids4Kids to provide creative learning opportunities to low resourced communities in Hong Kong. By buying a Kids4Kids custom print story, you are not only applauding the future artists & authors of Hong Kong but you are also making a difference in a child’s life!

Summer was a bunny who lived alone with her mother. Unfortunately, her father died a few years ago. The forest was covered in a bright array of flowers that Summer always picked for her mother to cheer her up. Seeing her mother happy made her happy too.

There was this unique flower across river. She tried to swim but she sank instead. “Help!” she cried. Suddenly, a swan swooped Summer with its beak and saved her. “I must learn how to swim to get that flower!” she thought to herself. Later that week, she returned to the river.

A frog was on a rock, bathing under sunlight. “Will you teach me how to swim?” Summer asked. “No way am I teaching you how to swim! You are a bunny!” he croaked. She yelled, “Fine! I am going to learn all by myself.”

She held onto the side of the riverbank and kicked her legs, but she didn't know how to use her arms to swim and keep her afloat. Every day, she went to the river to practise swimming, but each time she tried to swim, she was bullied by the frog.

Summer didn't care because she still enjoyed learning. The ducks watched her swim, but she still didn't know how to use her arms. She needed somebody to teach her. One of the ducks approached her. It quacked, “I am going to teach you how to swim with your arms.”

However, it was challenging for the duck to teach her how to swim. Ducks don't have arms. The frog kept laughing at her. “There's a swimming competition tomorrow,” the duck said. “I want to be in the competition, but I am no good. I want to give up.” Summer sighed.

The next day, Summer decided to pick flowers instead of swim. Suddenly, some ducks waddled to her. “Don't give up. If you do, you'll never get that flower!” said a duck. “Can't you help me get the flower?” asked Summer. “Well, we don't have arms!” it replied. Summer decided to join.

Fortunately, the frog had forgotten all about the competition. Without the frog's taunting, Summer was able to focus. She swam as fast as she could to the finish line. In the end, Summer ended up coming third. Her mother and her friends were proud. “Good job, you never gave up,” said a duck.

“I will never give up!” Summer cheered. Suddenly, the frog hopped over to Summer! “I am sorry, I never thought a bunny could swim. Will you forgive me?” the frog asked. “Of course,” Summer replied. The frog was so sorry that he taught her how to swim even faster.

He was good at teaching her because he had arms. She eventually got so good that she could swim all the way across the river to get the flower for her mother. She also taught all of her bunny friends how to swim. Summer also taught them something that she will never forget – never give up!

Written & illustrated by 文•圖

Katie Wong