The Mermaid & The Boy
by Isabella, age 4
There was a pretty mermaid named Jackie and she saw a boy sleeping on the beach. The ocean’s waves were getting closer to him. The ocean wanted to sweep him away, but she didn’t want him to drown. She couldn’t go on the beach so she sang a song to wake him up.
She sang the “Happy Birthday” song but with different words. She sang,
“You are asleep,
And the ocean
You are asleep,
But you need to
Wake up soon.”
He woke up and saw the waves getting close to him. He stood up, but slipped as the water reached his feet and fell into the water. The ocean’s waves quickly tried to pull him out to sea.
As he swam back to shore, he saw the pretty mermaid Jackie and he knew it had been her song that woke him up and saved him from being swept out to sea while he slept. He never forgot her.