MARTY MONGOOSE  | Free Children Book

MARTY MONGOOSE | Free Children Book

Marty went a step ahead to solve a problem but before he knew it had backfired. His plan lay in tatters. Read this free illustrated children’s book of a mongoose and his very different neighbors who lived by the river in a rain forest.

Please share our books with your friends and family to support our mission. Thank you 

 Free Children's Book Facebook Share Free Children's Book Twitter Share Free Children's Book Linkedin Share Whatsapp Social Share

 

 

 

 

Click here to read more Free Children's books

Free Children's Book
Free Children's Book

In the rainforest, next to a wide river, there grew a great banyan tree.
This tree was ancient and provided a home for the many animals living in the area.

Free Children's Book

His home wasn’t actually in the banyan tree but close enough. The tree
offered a cooling shade during the hot days and protection from the heavy rains that fell every afternoon. Now you must realize that not all animals in the rainforest are friends. They depend on one another for different things, many times for food.

Free Children's Book

Henrietta Heron had built her nest by the river so she that would be close
to the food she usually ate. Her diet consisted of fish, frogs, crayfish, and even snails. She had a great home.

Free Children's Book

Can you guess what Marty Mongoose liked to eat? Well if you said snakes, then you are absolutely correct. Marty liked to eat snakes of all types and sizes.

Free Children's Book

One day, Henrietta was out looking for food. When she returned to her nest, she found that two of her eggs were gone. Oh, how sad she was! Something had gotten into her nest and eaten two of her precious eggs.

Free Children's Book

She flew back down to the river so no other birds would see her crying. Then she saw Marty and said to him, “Sam must have slithered into my nest and eaten two of my eggs.” “That is a shame,” Marty replied in a sad voice.
“Oh, what can I do?” Henrietta asked.

Free Children's Book

Now Marty knew that Henrietta, and the other herons, liked to eat crayfish
and, if there were an easy meal to be had, he was very interested. “So, you would like to get rid of that bothersome snake?” he asked Henrietta. “Oh, yes!” Henrietta sighed. “I wish something would eat him.”

Free Children's Book

“Henrietta, I can help you,” Marty said excitedly. “You and your heron friends need to catch all the fish and crayfish in the area. Break them into pieces and leave a trail of food from Sam’s den to my home. He will be busy eating the food and he will not realize that he is close to me. He will be an easy meal for me and you will be rid of his egg stealing ways.”

Free Children's Book

Henrietta thought for a minute, smiled, and then flew off to talk with the other herons. Soon the herons had captured all the fish, crayfish (even poor Carl) and made the trail of food between the snake’s den and the home of the mongoose. Then they returned to their nests to watch.

Free Children's Book

As Sam slithered out of his den, he was surprised to see all the fresh snacks just lying on the ground. “Yummy! Yummy!” he thought to himself as he began eating.

Free Children's Book

It wasn’t long before Sam had eaten his way to Marty’s home. As Sam opened his mouth to eat the last snack, Marty jumped out of from
the bushes. Well, I don’t have to tell you what happened because you
already know. But in case you don’t, there was a big B-U-R-P and
Marty returned home.

 

Free Children's Book

“Did you see that?” Henrietta asked the other herons. “Now our eggs are safe.”

Free Children's Book
Several days passed. Marty was hungry but there were no snakes in the area. The other snakes saw how Sam had been tricked, so they left to find a safer home. Marty looked into the river and realized that the herons had taken
everything from it to set the trap. Then, he looked into the great banyan tree
and saw Henrietta.
Free Children's Book

The other herons saw Marty climbing the tree but it was too late
to warn Henrietta. All they could do was leave their nests and, like the snakes, find a safer home.

Free Children's Book

Now Marty was alone. There was no food in the area, and no reason for him to stay in his nice home, protected by the great banyan tree.

Free Children's Book

The great banyan tree is now empty of all life. But there is a circle-of-life in the rainforest and it won’t be long before new animals arrive at the banyan tree, and call it “home”.

Free Children's Book

  Please share our books with your friends and family to support our mission. Thank you 

 Free Children's Book Facebook Share Free Children's Book Twitter Share Free Children's Book Linkedin Share Whatsapp Social Share

 

 



Click here to read more Free Children's books

Older Post
Newer Post

Featured collection

Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now