ESL: Dinosaur In The Library (English, no music)

ESL: Dinosaur In The Library (English, no music)

Dinosaur In The Library The library will be closing in 15 minutes. Any books to be checked out must be brought to the front desk now. The librarian made the announcement. Several children and a few adults started to leave the library. Some of them put the books back on the shelves and some of them took their books to the front desk. One boy who was sitting behind the last shelf at the back of the library didn’t hear the announcement. He was too busy looking at the book about dinosaurs which he held in his hands. They looked so real! He was imagining what it would be like to stand at the feet of a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex. Would he be frightened? Would he run away? No! He would quietly sneak behind the dinosaur and climb up onto his tail. He wouldn’t even need a ladder, he was a good climber. Suddenly there was a big THUMP behind him. Slowly he turned and he saw… A huge scaly foot with long dangerous looking nails. Was it a real foot?! Yes, it was connected to a real leg…as his eyes traveled higher and higher what do you think he saw? A Tyrannosaurus Rex! The dinosaur didn’t see the boy and as he lifted his huge foot and brought it down with a crash, he almost stepped on him! The boy jumped up and ran behind the dinosaur and climbed up onto his tail. “Wow! I’m actually riding on a dinosaur! What would my friends say if they saw me? Who would believe me?” As the dinosaur moved the boy saw that they were now near a jungle. He had to hang on tightly to the tail or he would fall. He gripped the tail tighter and tighter. The dinosaur suddenly stopped. Slowly he turned around and saw the boy on his tail. He let out a great roar and started to run around in circles. Help! Help! cried the boy. “I can’t hold on much longer!” The dinosaur went around and around, like a puppy chasing his own tail. The boy couldn’t hold on any longer. He lost his grip on the tail and he flew through the air. He was flying, flying, straight into the dinosaur’s mouth! The dinosaur opened his jaws wide and the boy could see his tongue and sharp teeth. HELP! In a flash someone’s arm shot out of nowhere and pulled the boy away from the dinosaur’s open mouth. “It’s closing time. Are you going to check out that book?” asked the librarian. The boy jumped up and ran out of the library without looking back. The librarian picked up the book the boy had dropped and said, “This book again? How many times has this happened? I’ll have to find a safer place for it.”

Randy Schultz

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