English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 2. The Frogs and the Ox
2. The Frogs and the Ox
A young Frog sees the Ox by the pond. Excited, he calls for his mother to come and see the ‘monster’. The mother Frog, who is very fat, does not believe that any creature in the pond can be bigger than she is, but agrees to come and see it. She is unable to move very far without breathing heavily, due to her size. This extra air makes her blow up like a beach ball. Still not wanting to admit that any creature in the pond could be bigger than her, she asks the young Frog whether the monster is as big as this. When she hears that it is still bigger, she sucks in more and more air, until she flies off, just like a balloon.