Who is the story about? Julie and Joshua Monkey
Description Julie is an adventurous little monkey with a great imagination. She lives in the jungle with her little brother and their friends.
Who else is in the story? Clair Bear, Meghan the Elephant and Brian the Lion -- their friends from school.
Where are they? It is a bright jungle night, and Julie and Joshua are sitting outside looking up at the stars. They are waiting for their friends to come over for a pajama party.
What are they doing? Julie is looking up at the sky singing her favorite song, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," when Joshua asks her why stars twinkle. Julie tells her brother that she thinks they twinkle because we so far away. This gives her an idea.
Why are they doing that? At that moment, their friends knock, and Julie runs to the door. "Hi Claire, Meghan, and Brian! We have a mission tonight. We must find out if stars really twinkle for Joshua." So they each put on their stars pajamas, which turned into space suits, and began to build a spaceship with legos that turned into a life size ship. They set off for space!
What happens to everyone? Joshua wanted to know the answer, but he was so hungry that he could only think about the s'mores they left behind. But then, they saw a big beautiful star that shined brighter than they ever imagined right before their eyes. Even though the star only twinkled from far away, Joshua was so excited to have seen the star up close -- it was the first mission his sister let him be a part of. Julie was glad to see her brother happy, and that they had yet another successful mission.
What's your favorite part of the story? Joshua's curiosity leads to Julie's imagination soaring into space. My daughter has a great imagination that leads to many fun games at home and at daycare, where she pretends to cook, investigate, and climb like a monkey. She also wants to teach her new little brother, and tries to share her books with him to read.
What would you build out of LEGO® DUPLO® blocks to bring your story to life? We would build all of the characters, a small shuttle, and a star -- maybe even a tree to represent the jungle.