Back in February, Haajar entered the BBC 500 Words competition and I am pleased to say her story was one of the 5000 selected out of 135,000 to make it to the second round. I would like to thank all of Haajar’s teachers who taught her in the past few years. She couldn’t have done it without their hard work. Here is Hajaar’s story:
A Cake for Baby Jode
In Blossom-Springs city, down Stevenson’s Road, knock at number 4 and you’ll find… Baby Jode. Into the kitchen went Mum and Jode, in search of tissues for Baby Jode’s nose. “Today is your birthday,” said Baby Jode’s mum, whilst getting some cookies, “I want some!” yelled Baby Jode although he knows what he wants is a birthday cake to go in his very hungry tum.
Strapped into the car, Baby Jode stated, “I don’t want to go!” for shopping was all he hated. “And what do you think Grandpa will say?” asked Mum with a smile on her face. Walking down the shopping centre, hand in hand, with cakes on the other side of windows that made Baby Jode sad. “Can I have one, please” begged Baby Jode, down on his knees. But the answer was no, “This wasn’t how the day was meant to go,” thought Baby Jode. “We’re off to Grandma’s,” sang Mum, carrying a bag of paper stars. Finally, they arrived at Grandma’s house and quietly crept in, as quiet as a mouse. Mum and Jode sat on the wooden chairs whilst Grandma collected her fresh, homemade eclairs. “Are those for my birthday after the cake” questioned Baby Jode, desperate to know.
“Oh, no, this is just for tea. You know they’re good if you’re sleepy,” said Grandma “What about cake?” asked Baby Jode but there was no answer as if Grandma was barely awake! “But where is Grandpa?” asked Baby Jode, bursting with hope. “He’s gone shopping out of town. If you want, you can go and meet him now,” faintly replied Grandma. So back into the car, went Jode and Mum,
“We’re off to see Grandpa,” together they hummed. “Look it’s Grandpa, on the other side of the street! I wonder if he’s bought a cake for my birthday treat,” gasped Baby Jode so they got out of the car and walked through the snow.
As they were walking with Grandpa, Baby Jode peeped into his Tesco shopping bag but all he could see was a watering can. Then with Grandpa, back to Grandma’s they went as Baby Jode sobbed and wept. When they got home, Grandpa said with a tone, “Would you like to test my watering can with me outside?” Baby Jode nodded miserably but when they opened the door, there was a great big ” SURPRISE “. And in front of Baby Jode, there was a specially made cake, with icing and decorations, all for his birthday. The sound of three big cheers and an extra for luck was heard as the party finished with more cake and a third. “Today wasn’t that bad,” smiled Baby Jode so it was a good day at Number 4 Stevenson’s Road.