– When I play all by myself,
I feel alone and sad.
– Number One,
why aren't you lonely,
How come you don't feel bad?
– I don't feel sad or lonely
Because I'm not alone,
My Nine amazing friends are there,
To make sure I'm not on my own!
- Do you know the names of Number One's amazing friends?
- Do you prefer to play on your own or with friends?
- Colour in Number One as a human being.
One day, Number One went for a walk in the woods. Suddenly, he caught sight of a little hare and said to it: ‘No other animals have such long ears, so you are the only long-eared one.'
‘I'm not the only one,' the little hare replied. ‘I have lots of brothers.'
Number One walked on, spotted a squirrel and complimented her:
No one else in the woods has such a beautiful, fluffy tail as you, you are the only one.'
‘No, I'm not the only one,' the squirrel replied. ‘I've got plenty of squirrel friends.'
Then a bear cub came into the woods and started to sing: ‘I'm the strongest bear in the woods!'
‘You are the only one who's so strong,' Number One said admiringly.
‘Yes, I'm my mummy's only son,' the bear cub announced importantly. ‘Tomorrow it's my birthday, and I'll be one.'
‘Happy Birthday!' Number One cried. ‘I hope you'll be celebrating all by yourself and eating a birthday feast for one?'
‘I wouldn't like to celebrate all by myself,' the bear cub roared. ‘Who would I play hide and seek and sing songs with?'
Mummy bear heard her son howling and came to see what was wrong. She gave the bear cub a basket of raspberries and said warmly: ‘You won't be the only one if you invite guests to your birthday.'
The bear cub took a raspberry and walked through the woods, singing merrily:
To all the forest's little bears ...