The Boy Who Was Followed Home

by Margaret Mahy

Think about the way you walk home from school. Now, if a hippopotamus was to follow you from school, would you take any detours to avoid traffic or small paths? Draw a map of the streets and paths that you would walk on to get you and your new friend safely home. Colour your map and add in any significant buildings and places, so people can recognize your map when they look at it.