In a far away village, miles away from here, there lived an adventurous boy named Max.
Max loved to read and dreamed of fantastic places, places where fairytales were real, places where there are wicked witches, fierce dragons, knights, robots and unicorns. Anything you can imagine: freezing, delicious ice-cream mountains, mouth-watering chocolate falls gushing down from candy coated marshmallow rocks, sweet lollipop trees swaying in the wind and snow white clouds that felt so soft and silky and towering castles that reached for the glorious heavens. Max loved the places he found in books and imagined himself there.
However not everyone loved to read. There was a group of boys at school who everyday would tease Max for reading his books and dreaming of different lands. How would you feel if you got bullied for something you loved?
Fortunately there was one girl who noticed that Max was getting teased. This thoughtful, good hearted girl was called Ruby. Her beautiful blue eyes dazzled in the sun like shimmering stars in the night sky. When she smiled her pearly teeth shone and her rich blonde hair flowed in the whispering wind. She felt sorry for poor little Max so she wanted to help him but what could someone her size do?
Ruby thought for a while, then an idea began to form. Ruby stumbled over the piles of clothes resting on the ground, and opened the closet. Carefully she grabbed her arts and crafts kit. The floor in Ruby’s room had clothes scattered all over the ground, so Ruby cleared the ground using her hands. Ruby stapled papers and drew pictures in all sorts of colours.
The next day she presented a Colourful book to Max. In bright coloured letters it read “Max’s Adventures” Max loved the book and was so delighted to see a special homemade book made for him from a true friend. Max’s Adventures became Max’s most treasured book. He went everywhere without and whenever someone teased him he just ignored the teasing and thought about how lucky he was to have a great friend like Ruby and a wonderful imagination.