An abandoned burrow has a new resident. A mother with two young pups has taken refuge in the den. The little Tasmanian devils are big enough to leave unattended but too small to survive alone. For now they need their mother but soon it will be time for them to head out into the world alone, big enough to find their own dens and with the skills to sniff out a satisfying meal…
It’s not easy being a child. There are new situations to deal with and big emotions to understand. And whilst some young children breeze through childhood without a care in the world, for many, life is not so straight forward. Moving home, the loss of a loved one, taking a pet to the vet, friends being mean, a visit to the hospital, the dark, meeting new people, making mistakes and asking for help can all present challenges and can leave us feeling lost for words.
Say hello to the blobfish, widely regarded as the ‘World’s Ugliest Animal’. They also happen to be highly entertaining and full of life, you just need to spend a bit of time getting to know them. And one particular blobfish is determined to prove that every one deserves to have a friend.
Deep, deep, deep down at the bottom of the ocean lived Blobfish. All alone with no one to pass the time with, Blobfish amused himself with his jokes. Everywhere Blobfish looked, other animals had friends to play with. Determined to bag himself a friend, Blobfish finds an awesome friend up near the surface. The new friend might not say much but it has the best dance moves and it and Blobfish make the perfect pair.
A child looks different. Their skin, their hair, their eyebrows, their lips…different. It shouldn’t matter but the others have a question, a desire to know. ‘Where are you from?’ they ask. What they actually mean is, ‘Can you explain your appearance and why you look different?’ They demand answers but the answer is simple. The child is a human, with roots that go back millions of years, just like everyone else…