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Axel the Axolotl Learns to Scoot

Once upon a time in a muddy marsh, Axel the axolotl wanted to scoot. He found a shiny scooter and tried to go, but he wobbled and tumbled with a 'wheee!' and a 'whoa!'

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter, a smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter in a marsh

Sally the snail watched and said with a snicker, 'You need practice, Axel, just a little flicker!' Axel tried again, zooming by with a 'zip' and a 'zoom', but then crashed with a 'crash' and a 'boom!'

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter on a scooter, Cheerful snail with a shell and a friendly smile the snail cheering, green lily pads in the background

Axel didn't give up, oh no, not yet! He practiced and practiced, getting better, you bet! With a 'swish' and a 'sway', he swerved all around, feeling so happy, not on the ground!

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter on a scooter, zipping around happily, with smiling friends in the marsh

The frogs and the fiddler crabs joined in on the fun, they hopped and clicked and giggled as one. Axel the axolotl was learning to scoot, with a 'wee' and a 'woo' and a 'toot toot toot!'

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter and friends on scooters, joyfully scooting around in the marsh

As the sun started to set on the marshy scene, Axel felt so proud, his scooter so keen. He waved to his friends, who cheered and hollered, 'Way to go, Axel! You're a super scoot-a-lot-er!'

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter with friends as the sun sets, feeling proud on his scooter

With a happy heart and a tired little yawn, Axel the axolotl scooted to bed and was gone. But in his dreams, he soared and he glided, with a 'whoosh' and a 'whoop' in a scooter race excited.

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter sleeping, dreaming of scooting with a big smile on his face

And so, my dear friend, the scooting tale ends, with Axel the axolotl and his scooter friends. So if you ever see them, give them a cheer, for Axel the axolotl, the super scoot-a-lot-er, is here!

Smiling axolotl with pink gills and a blue scooter and friends with their scooters, smiling and waving in the marsh

Reflection Questions

  • How do you think Axel felt when he first tumbled while trying to scoot?
  • What do you think the animals in the marsh did when Axel showed improvement in scooting?
  • Can you name something new that you'd like to learn, just like Axel learning to scoot?

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