Elena the Slurping Monkey
To enjoy this story, you will need a glass of milk.
Elena the Monkey did not know how to drink without making slurping noises. Can you make slurping noises when you drink your milk? Yes, that’s how Elena drank. When she slurped, her mother would tell her: “Oh Elena, the slurping noise you make keeps me wide awake.”
But Elena couldn’t help it. Every time she drank, she… What was the noise that Elena made? And her mother would tell her. “Oh Elena, the slurping noise you make keeps me wide awake.” But one day, Elena had a bright idea. She decided that she would only drink at night so that no one would hear her slurping.
That night, Elena was very thirsty so she tiptoed to the lake. She lowered her head and began drinking from the lake. To her great surprise, Elena discovered that slurping at night sounded much louder than during the day. Can you show us what Elena sounded like slurping at night? Yes, her slurping was loud — so loud, in fact, that she woke up all the animals and her mother, who said, “Oh Elena, the slurping noise you make keeps me wide awake.”
Elena’s mother decided to put an end to the bothersome noise. She began looking for someone who would show her daughter how to drink without slurping. Do you know who she chose? You. Yes, you. Show Elena how to drink without making noise. Very good…Can you show her one more time?….Again?
Now it’s Elena’s turn. She doesn’t slurp anymore. Elena is a happy monkey. Thanks to you, she can now drink without slurping. Elena’s mother is an even happier monkey. Now she says, “Oh Elena, you make me smile today, drinking quietly that way.”
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