Here is the short story 'Elli the Ant'

A story about Planning for the Future

  • Elli the Ant

    Planning for kids

    This story was inspired by the words of the late great Jim Rohn. This is a perfect theme for children, so it inspired me to write and illustrate the short story 'Elli The Ant'.

    Please see below to read the story. You can expand the book to full screen to make it easier to read. (please give it a few seconds to load) Or, you can click here to download the story as a pdf.


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  • Short Stories for Confident Kids
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  • As a tiny sapling lost on the forest floor you long to be big and strong and popular like Big Apple. You think that if you can just make apples then everyone will notice you. But you discover that there is more learning and growing to do first. With the help of Big Apple, you learn how to grow your roots deep into the ground to resist the storms, how to turn your leaves to the sun and make blossom grow, and how to make your branches strong enough to carry a ton of apples! Soon you are the most popular tree in the forest and everyone wants to know you...

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David Machin


About the author

David has founded 2 companies in the creative communications industry and for some years has studied the work of leading life and business coaches such as Stephen Covey, Robin Sharma and Jim Rohn. David has written 3 more books in the Star Dragon series and is currently developing an interactive game based on the books.

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