Hip Hopping Mouse

Hip Hopping Mouse

Hip Hopping Mouse was feeling frustrated. He had painted pictures of the sandy ground beneath his feet, the spiky grasses that grew around him and the night sky that sparkled above him. But Hip wanted to paint the real Australia.
He knew that there was more to this country than just what surrounded him, because on a clear day if he hopped to the top of a very high sand dune he could see trees in the distance and mountains beyond.
So one day Hip packed his swag and billy, hugged his family and set off to paint and discover the real Australia.
For one week he hopped until he came across a numbat. “I’m Hip and I’m going to paint the real Australia.” Numbat looked about. “Oh, but you must paint here, this is the real Australia”. Hip looked around “Yes, I think you’re right”.........
Kookaburra looked at Hip with one eye and then the other, making him feel a little uncomfortable. Then he burst into laughter again. “Kookha ha ha ha ha ha …….”
That night, the friends celebrated around a campfire that glowed red on the rugged landscape, they played hide and seek amongst the small shrubs that grew from the rocky ground and they sang to the night sky that sparkled clear above them. While Hip Hopping Mouse painted them and the real Australia.

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