One night, Lion is getting ready for bed. He reads his favorite bedtime story and sings his favorite bedtime song. He turns on his night-light. Then — he hears a sound...
Tap! … Tap!
"What’s that sound?” he whispers.
Tap! … Tap!
"That sound… it’s coming from outside the window!”
He climbs out of bed. He grabs a baseball bat and tip-toes towards the window.
“It’s a monster!” he thinks. He grabs his bicycle helmet and puts it on his head for protection. He hears the sound again...
TAP! ... TAP! … Tappity-TAP!
Lion panics. “The monster is getting closer! It sounds like the BIGGEST, SCARIEST monster ever!”
Tap! Tap! Tappity-tap!
"EEEK!" Lion squeals. He runs away from the window and hides under the bed. He pulls a blanket over his head. He holds his baseball bat tightly in his hands, and….
A little frog jumps up on the window sill. The frog is wearing a tutu and tap shoes. She dances a little dance.
Tap tap tappity-tap!
"Hello Lion! Are you in there?” says the frog.
She looks through the window and sees Lion hiding under the bed. Lion is wrapped in a blanket… wearing a bicycle helmet … and holding a baseball bat. He looks ridiculous.
(And to be honest, he feels ridiculous too.)
"Ummm… I have some new dance moves to show you," says the frog. "But you look busy. I will come back later. See ya!"
The frog hops down to the ground and happily dances away.
Moral: Sometimes our imaginations make things scarier than they really are.