A Story for Chloe
One day Chloe’s mummy had to go to hospital to get her sore leg fixed. Chloe was upset when Mummy waved goodbye.
Chloe’s daddy said, ‘Don’t worry, Dr McPuffin will look after Mummy.’
‘Who is Dr McPuffin?’ Chloe asked.
‘He is one of the best doctors in the world. He works at hospital where Mummy will be. He’s very good at making people better.’
Daddy showed Chloe a picture of Dr. McPuffin.
‘Oh, I didn’t think doctors looked like that. He’s a bird isn’t he?’
‘Yes he’s a very special bird who makes people laugh and feel happy. The nurses giggle when he comes in!’
‘He flies in and sits on the windowsill and does a happy dance – up and down and round and round he goes. He always wears a stethoscope around his neck like all doctors do.’
‘He carries a copy of the newspaper under his wing and tells the patients something funny about the news that day.’
‘When he sees that everyone in the room is happy and smiling, off he goes.’
‘Goodbye Dr McPuffin, and thank you!’ they all say.
‘Why does he come into hospital and do that?’ asked Chloe.
‘People get better soon if they are happy and smiling ,’ said Daddy. ‘Shall we think of something we can do for Mummy when she comes home tomorrow?’
‘I could thread some of those pretty beads for her couldn’t I?’ said Chloe.
‘And I’ll get her some nice flowers,’ said Daddy.
Chloe clapped her hands.’ Oh yes, Mummy loves flowers. We will make her smile won’t we Daddy? And we’ll be helpful so she gets better soon.’
Who was going to hospital?
Why was Chloe upset?
Daddy told Chloe about Dr McPuffin – what was he?
What did Dr McPuffin do to make everyone happy?
Have you ever seen a Puffin on TV? Where do they live?
What did Chloe say she could do to make Mummy smile?
What did Daddy say he would do?
Who would be very helpful at home when Mummy came back from hospital?
Does this story remind you of anything in your life?