Our young readers let their imagination soar as they take to the skies.
IN cartoons or fantasy movies, we see children riding all sorts of creatures. They are whisked away to strange lands where they battle evil and emerge victorious.
What sort of creatures would children like to ride on? Let’s read what they have to say about Fantasy Ride.
The unicorn appears to be a favourite among children as they embark on a fantasy trip.
While everyone is fast asleep, Bhuvenraj Ganesh, four, wants to go out and play. He wants to soar in the midnight sky on his unicorn called Maya. “We will circle the Earth and return in the morning when Maya will vanish into gold dust and stay in my closet until the next ride.”
Teo Zoe, eight, has a seven-year-old unicorn. “Her name is SnowStar and she was born in Arcadia.”
“My pet can fly anywhere. Everyday she will take me and my younger sister to see the rainbow,” writes Carmen Wong Xue Men, nine, who has a unicorn named Rainbow Dash.
S Gayathiri, seven, wants to ride Beauty, her pet unicorn, every weekend. “She is beautiful and kind. I love my fantasty pet!”
Ivan Hew Cheng Xi, seven, wants to ride his unicorn to save his friends who are held captive by gangsters. He will fight with all his might to free his friends – with his unicorn’s help, of course.
Leow Yong Xi, six, is fond of travelling. She hopes her pet, Pegasus, will fly her to Warwick Castle in England one day.
Teh Aik Jin, seven, wants to ride his pet named Gorden and fly towards the sun. He wants to find out how hot the sun is.
Beatricia Teh Xin Yi, 10, was reading a new comic book when she was sucked into another world – a mystery island – through a spiralling tunnel. There she saw a friendly Pterosaurs, a winged reptile, and decided to make it her pet. She also met four characters in the comic book and they went camping together. After her adventure, she was pushed out of the tunnel and woke up to find that it was just a dream.
Annette Lee Ern, nine, has a pink flying horse named Pinky. “If I wake up late, my horse will fly me to school. She can also fly me to Paris, London, Japan and many other places.”
Lauryn Tan Zi Yi, five, says her greatest dream is to ride on a hawk with her cousin, Valerie. “We will fly high in the sky so that we can see the rivers, waterfalls and mountains from above. We will fly over the North Pole and look down at the snowcapped mountains, glaciers and icebergs.”
A giant butterfly named Princess Lily will give Lim Ximun, five, the ride of her life. “My butterfly is beautiful and likes beautiful flowers. We can soar high in the sky and enjoy the landscapes below.”
Ryan Chiew Yuit Shuin, six, is into Pokemon. He wants to ride on his Pokemon pets to another world where other Pokemons live. He wants to be a Pokemon trainer and use his Poke Ball to capture other Pokemons.
Tan Kei Yi, 10, is inspired by the Hippogriff in the tales of Harry Potter. The Hippogriff is a legendary creature that is said to be the offspring of a griffin and a mare. She wants to visit a castle with it.
Tan Kay Jern, four, wants to drive an Octocar to Octo-World.
Ganeshani Saira Ram, eight, has a dolphin named Amber. She enjoys riding on her playful dolphin as she gets to see many marine creatures such as mermaids, sea horses, jellyfish and turtles.
Jasmine Lim Kai En, six, also wants to ride a dolphin to visit the underwater world.
Low Wen Juin, six, wants to ride on his pet whale named Hai Wang (King of the Sea) and see beautiful sea creatures.
Sharanya Renugopal, six, has a mermaid named Mairi. “We can go swimming and have underwater adventures together.”
Lee Jae Mie, eight, wants to hitch a ride on a jellyfish, while Low Jing Xuan, six, wants to ride on a turtle to visit the underwater kingdom.
Teh Aik Loon, five, wants to take a dive with his sea turtle named Appa. Together, they will explore a secret underwater cave.
Seow Yee Xuan, five, wants to enjoy his elephant ride. He hopes his elephant can take him to school.
Seow Yee Jie, six, imagines riding on the back of an elephant, while her siblings enjoy their boat ride.
Low Jing Heng, seven, is happy for the simple things in life. It’s enough for him to have a ride on a cow. – CompiledbyMajorie Chiew ITEM: Calling all those born in the Year of the Rabbit. If you are 11 this year (born in 1999), most of you would have been born in the Rabbit year.
Tell us how you feel about being born in the Rabbit Year. Tell us about yourself, your likes and dislikes, or how you get along with friends or relatives born under different zodiac signs. Or you can tell us about the different zodiac signs of your family members.
You can also share interesting fables of the Rabbit that you have come across.
Draw anything you like with a picture of a rabbit in it. It can be an angpow packet with a rabbit, or a family of cute rabbits. Or you can even draw a cheesecake with rabbits on it! Use your imagination.
All letters must contain your full name, age (open to children 12 and below only), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Don’t forget to write your name behind the drawing and the topic, Year Of The Rabbit, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Nov 26. Send your letters to: Starchild, c/o StarTwo Star Publications (M) Bhd Menara Star 15 Jalan 16/11 46350 Petaling Jaya ITEM: We have received some heartwarming stories on Sharing Problems and would like to invite more of you to write in.
Have you ever helped someone by lending her pocket money or sharing food with her? Or maybe a friend missed her schoolbus and you asked your parents to help send her home. Do you feel happy when you have done a good deed and lent someone your storybooks or colour pencils?
Do you feel relieved that your friend has helped you with your homework and you thanked her the next day by giving her a treat? Are you happy today because you have a little gift to cheer a friend up?
Well, you can share your problems with your friends who can help you. Or you can help others who tell you their problems by giving them a helping hand or showing that you care.
Send us a drawing to illustrate how you solve your problems or how others have helped you. Letters on Sharing Problems must be in by Nov 26.
Lim Ximun, 5
Teh Aik Jin, 7
Beatricia Teh Xin Yi, 10
Low Wen Juin, 6
Low Jing Heng, 7
Lee Jae Mie, 8