Noko and the Kool Kats | Children's Fiction
Human & Rousseau
It is the end of a long, hot day. The village friends had been in the fields planting mielies and now they are cooling off at the river bank. Mara Boo the stork fishes out a page of newspaper caught in the reeds.
“This paper says that The Kool Kats will be playing in the Big City next week!” says Noko the porcupine. “I wish we could go to a rock concert.”
“Oh, yes,” agrees Ufudu the tortoise. “I would like to see the city lights.”
“And I want to eat in a fancy restaurant!” grunts Ma Warthog.
“I wish I could dress up in the latest fashions and walk down the street and look at myself in the shop windows,” whispers Shy Pangolin, curling up and touching her toes.
“Life must be fun in the Big City!” squeaks Bushbaby.
“I suppose everything in the Big City is more exciting than it is here,” Clever Monkey sighs.
On the way home there is a big surprise waiting for them.
There on the road near the village a great big truck is stuck in the sand. It is The Kool Kats rock band’s bus!
Rather reluctantly the band accepts the village friends’ help. While Clever Monkey directs everyone in his clever plan to dig out the bus, the village friends regale the cool city band with their own brand of songs and instruments. The party lasts long into the night! In the end both groups of animals realise they have much more in common than they thought.