Sunday, February 28, 2010

Captain Banana Pants and the Missing Toilet Mystery

A little story inspired by my preschoolers- they love saying the word bananapants then giggling. This is one of the things I was hoping to get out of being a preschool teacher. These kids rock at being kids.

Captain Banana Pants and the Missing Toilet Mystery

"HELLLLPP!" Little Missy Mulligan shouted out of her bedroom door. "Hellllp!"
"HARK! What is that I hear?" A hero said to himself. " Could that be a friend in trouble?! I am... CAPTAIN BANANA PANTS! and I will save the day!"
Captain Banana Pants sailed his ship up to Missy's bedroom door.
"Do not worry! Do not fear! Captain Banana Pants will always be here!"
"Oh Captain! Thank goodness you came!" Missy was jumping up and down as she spoke. "I have to go to the bathroom... but, I can't find the toilet!"
"Oh my!" exclaimed the Captain," That sure IS a problem!"
"Oh where oh where could my toilet be?"
"What places have you looked?" asked Captain Banana Pants.
Missy had a very long list of places that she had looked. She looked under the bed, there was no toilet there. She looked in the refridgerator, there was no toilet there. She looked up in the tree house, and under the car. She looked behind the kitties, and in the big cookie jar. Missy checked in the toy box, and she checked all of her books, she even gave every television channel a look. 
Her toilet was nowhere to be found!
"Hmmmm.... Captain Banana Pants tapped on his chin as he thought very very hard. 
Where could the toilet be?!
"AH HA!" Captain Banana Pants pointed his finger into the air. "THE BATHROOM!"
"Ohhhh yeah!" said Missy. " The bathroom!"
Missy hurried to the bathroom as fast as she could, without running. She was in the house after all! 
Another day, another problem solved! Captain Banana pants patted himself on the back and hopped aboard his ship to sail to his own bathroom, shouting as he drove away...
The End.
(cue toilet flushing sound)

Here's a few little sketches I did of what the captain might look like (and Missy)
I don't want the captain to be either a boy or girl- so it's going to be yellow. 


Kate Cotter said...

Can we post this in Maddie's bathroom when she's learning to use it? I love it!

Allie said...

what a fantastic idea! I'll make a laminated poster and hang it in the preschool bathroom too!!!