Kids’ Corner: Short story Peek-a-boo & a poem by Shail Agrawal


Peek-A- Boo


Tickly Boo was very sick indeed. He has eaten too many chocolates’ again. Ma Windy Boo & Pa Prickly Boo were very upset with their little son. They were worried about him, How will he carry on Boo family tradition of frightening children. Their little son goes to children to frighten & starts playing with them. Eats lots of chocolates & crisps with them. Becomes very friendly with them. And no respectable Boo family member is allowed to do all that.

But Tickly likes little children. He likes tickling them with his soft ticklish golden brown hairs. It is true that his body is also covered with furry hairs all over like that of a bear. But they are not hard as his Ma and Pa’s are and he can not make frightening whistling sound like his parents, sounding like a hurricane or storm and really frightening all the children. Worst thing is that he really loves paying with them. But as soon as he gets ready to go out to play with his friends, mummy & Papa make some excuse and order him to stay in. Today was also not different. On the pretext of illness he was advised to take a total bed rest for the day.

He was worried now. He promised all his friends that he will come around three but now how can he reach there when Ma & Pa are not letting him? Suddenly there was a gentle tap on the window and happy little Sun Shine Ray was peeping through, .beaming radiantly with a broad smile. ” Hurry up! Let’s go now. We will come back in no time.” He almost danced with joy as she slipped in with her gleaming golden dress, after all she was his best friend.

” But it is not disobeying my parents, is it?” He asked rather worriedly.

” No, certainly not. They only want you to get better quickly and I am sure you will be completely all right as soon as you meet your friends.”

Both of them ran out immediately and rolled in with a big bang boo style in the children’s playground. That day they played peek-a-boo for hours and hours, till they got totally exhausted and it was time to come back .

So children next time when you hear a big boo and suddenly your door or window gets flung open with a gush of a wind or a hooting sound, do not feel scared! It might just be your friend Tickly Boo who has come out to play with you!

A cheeky duck in the park


A cheeky duck in the park
Quack Quack
Followed me every where
Now I notic I also walk
Waddle waddle just like her.
-Shail Agrawal