I'm still waiting for Lotus to accept my proposal...
During my time in Malaysia, I have had several people want to go into business with me.
One, Sensei Yaacob (Shorinji Kempo) is an illustrator. He asked me to write a children's story.
He wanted to get a good story, and maybe present it to the government for printing, and use in primary schools.
Here is my first attempt:
The Sensei, a wise and learned man addresses his superhero pupils.
Superheroes! Are we ready for an adventure?
Whitey is lost in the jungle of ice cream cones and chocolate. We must save him!
(Young superheroes sometimes get lost in the forest of ice cream cones on purpose.)
On planet marzipan children had to be very careful not to wander into chocolate lakes, fizzy drink fountains, and most dangerous of all the ice cream cone forest!
This was a dangerous mission… Even the sensei really liked the ice cream and chocolate forest. When he was younger he had got lost there many times.
However, if they wanted Whitey to keep his superpowers they needed to save him and soon.
After 5 days in the forest most superheroes lost their ability to jump large logs and things.
After 10 days they could hardly walk, and their bottoms started to make loud noises!
Each superhero was special. Some could break ice cream cones with one blow.
Others could turn chocolate into broccoli… which is really healthy, and very good for superheroes.
Whitey was only learning to become a superhero and didn’t understand how dangerous the forest of ice cream cones and chocolate could be.
He sat on a chocolate log and ate all the ice cream he could!
Whitey was making the chocolate log creak and his bottom was making funny noises.
Outside the forest Whitey’s superhero friends prepared to save him.
Once inside the forest the superheroes had to be focused.
They had to save Whitey from the forest. Luckily the sensei had magic powers.
He could turn Whitey into a frog. Frogs hate chocolate and ice cream.
He would get the superheroes to dress up as princesses.
Frogs love princesses!
So that’s what they did. Whitey croaked for joy when he saw them.
Once out of the forest Whitey was kissed by the sensei and he returned to his old self.
Planet marzipan can be a dangerous place for superheroes. It’s a very safe place for frogs though!