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Do Small Things with Great Love 陳欣怡

Do Small Things with Great Love
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!




We all know that frogs are tadpoles when they are young. Their mothers will take care of them and feed them until they grow up and become frogs. And yet this story is an extraordinary one.

Somewhere in the world there is a frog village and there are many frogs living in it. What is weird about this village is that the parents cannot identify their own kids!

One day, a tadpole named Tom came to Frog Village. He wanted to find his family.

A village chief named Sam came out and asked, “Hello, little tadpole! Why do you come to our village?”
Tom replied, “I'm here to find my family!”
Sam was surprised. He said, “'I'm afraid you've made a mistake. This is Frog Village, not the Tadpole Village!”
Tom was puzzled. “The tadpole village? I don't know whether if there's a Tadpole Village, but I'm sure my family must be inside the Frog Village!”
Sam was impressed by his determination. He went in the village and asked other frogs if they had missed a child.

After waiting for a while, a family came out with Sam. Tom was very excited because it was his family in front of him. Unfortunately, they couldn't recognise him and he was disappointed.

Tom ran to a deserted area and cried sadly. Suddenly, a voice said, “Hello, Tom!” Tom was shocked by the voice. He looked around and didn't see anyone. He asked, “Where are you?” “I'm an elf. You can call me Sing.” Tom said, “Hello, Sing! Why can't I see you?” Sing replied, “I'm tenny so you can't see me. I'm here to help you.” Tom doubted whether he could really help him. “How can you help me? My family doesn't even recognize me!” he cried. Sing comforted him, “I know you're having a different time, so that's why I come to help! Don't worry! I will let them remember you! Good boy, just take a rest and I'll do the rest!” Sing used his power to make Tom fall sleep.

“Tome, wake up!” said Sing. It is already noontime. Tom had slept all the morning. He woke up and went to a lake to wash his face. He screamed when he reached the water. “How could this happen to me? I become a frog!” “Ha!Ha! That's just an easy trick for me! Now your family will recognise you! Go ahead and find them!”

Tom ran to the village and he met the village chief Sam again. Sam couldn't recognise him since he was now a frog. “Hello! Why do you come to my village?” asked Sam. Tom answered, “Well, I'm here for someone!” “For who?” “I'm looking for my family!” “Ok! Wait a minute!” Sam went into the village and later a family came out with him. When mother frog saw Tom, she was stunned. Her eyes burst into tears. She ran to Tom and said, “My poor kid! I finally see you! Thanks God!” Father frog was overjoyed to see him. “Let's come inside the house and meet your brothers as well! They miss you so much! They can't wait to see you!”

Not everyone can be as lucky as Tom. Some children can never see their parents again due to different reasons.

If you see “Toms” in real life, please be the elf Sing and share you love and kindness to them. As mother Teresa says, “Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.”

Written & illustrated by 文•圖

Xin Yi Chin