Doug The Bug With Only Five Legs

Years ago when my daughter was small we wrote the story below together with the accompanying pictures.

I hope you may like. 😊

There was once a Bug called Doug who only had five legs.

Doug the Bug with only Five Legs was sad as all his friends had 6 legs.

One day Doug the Bug with Only Five Legs went to see Mr Spider.

“Mr Spider” said Doug the Bug with only Five Legs “I’m sad I only have five legs, could you make me another leg”.

“Yes Doug the Bug with only Five Legs I can weave a leg from the silk I use to make my web” Mr Spider said.

With that Mr Spider wove a leg out of silk and stuck it to Doug the Bug with only Five Legs.

Did it work?

No – the web was too soft and went all floppy.

“Maybe to should try Mr Ant” Mr Spider said “maybe he can help”.

“Mr Ant” said Doug the Bug with only Five Legs “I’m sad I only have five legs, could you make me another leg”.

“Yes Doug the Bug with only Five Legs I can make you a leg out of a leaf” Mr Ant said.

With that Mr Ant cut a leave with his pincers into a shape of a leg and stuck it to Doug the Bug with Only Five Legs.

Did it work?

No – the leaf was too bendy.

Maybe you should try Mrs Butterfly Mr Ant said “maybe she can help”

“Mrs Butterfly” said Doug the Bug with only Five Legs “I’m sad I only have five legs, could you make me another leg”.

“Yes Doug the Bug with only Five Legs I can make a leg out of my cocoon” said Mrs Butterfly.

With Mrs Butterfly cut her cocoon into a leg shape and stuck it to Doug the Bug with only Five Legs.

Did it work?

No – the cocoon was too crumbly.

“Maybe you should try Mr Woodlouse” Mrs Butterfly said “maybe he can help”

“Mr Woodlouse” said Doug the Bug with only Five Legs “I’m sad I only have five legs, could you make me another leg”.

“Yes Doug the Bug with only Five Legs I can make a leg out of wood”

With that Mr Woodlouse found some wood and shaped it into a leg and stuck it to Doug the Bug with only Five Legs.

Did it work?

Yes! – the wood was strong and not crumbly like the cocoon, and stiff and not floppy or bendy like the silk or leaf.

“Thank you Mr Woodlouse – I am so happy”.

What is Doug the Bug with Five Legs now called?

You guess?

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