Tilda has received some great entries to win a Special Zoo Adventure competition. The competition encouraged children to be creative and write an adventure story about Tilli and friends.
Thank you and well done to all the kids who entered, your stories were full of imagination and packed with adventure.
It was not easy for us to choose the winners. We have picked out four stories, which everyone enjoyed.
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Here are the four winning stories below. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we all did!
Corey Cooper, 9 years old
Tilli had made so many delicious meals for the children that they decided that it was time to do something nice for Tilli. What better way to repay her kindness than to cook her a tasty dish! Of course the children were too young to do real cooking with hot ovens by themselves so they gathered together some of the things that they knew Tilli loved to eat and began to make her a meal that didn’t need cooking. Being an elephant this was what she liked best anyway.
So the children found some grass and leaves that were healthy for Tilli and helped Tilli learn to laugh and grow and play. For they realised that it wasn’t just important for them to eat good foods but Tilli needed to eat good elephant foods too.
When Tilli saw what trouble the children had gone to for her she was so pleased and said that she would create more tasty Tilda dishes for the children tomorrow. Everyone was happy!
Chloe Pryer, 8 years old
One day Tilli was walking through the jungle when she heard a ‘snap’. She walked down to the river and saw a crocodile called Charlie. Charlie was stuck in the mud and needed some help so Tilli used her trunk to pull him free. They both carried on walking and heard a ‘ooohheee’. It was Rupert the monkey. He had fallen from a branch so Tilli put him on her back to carry him home. Tilli carried on walking and heard a ‘tweet’. Lottie the parrot had fallen from her nest so Tilli picked her up to carry her home. Tilli then heard a Roar. Jasmine the tiger was stuck in a net so Tilli helped to get him out. They all went to Tilli’s house and had a lovely dinner and were friends forever. Tilli was really kind and helpful.
Harry Washington, 10 years old
One day Tilly decided to make some banana bread but she couldn’t find any bananas. She asked Jasmine but Jasmine was too busy scaring off the hyenas. So she asked Charlie but he too busy practising swimming for the Olympics. So she asked Lottie but Lottie was too busy cleaning her feathers. Finally she decided to ask Rupert the monkey. When she found Rupert she could smell a delicious smell wafting through the air. Rupert “what are you doing”
asked Tilly. “I’m making banana bread to share with my friends” said Rupert. “Would you like some?” ”Haha of course” laughed Tilly.
Tilli was an elephant who had a friend called Millie. Millie was trying to grow lots of vegetables to feed her whole family but there had been not a single drop of rain for 3 whole weeks. Millie was getting very sad and worried. One day Tilli came up with an idea but decided not to tell Millie. She would walk for half a day to the nearest river and suck up as much water as she could then travel back and spay all the water she had collected over Millie’s vegetable patch. By the time Tilli got back Millie was asleep so she never knew anything. Tilli did this for 3 weeks and then Millie started to notice that the vegetables were beginning to grow! Tilli explained everything and Millie couldn’t thank her enough she was so happy and told Tilli she could live in her back garden forever.