A friend in need. A thoughless act. A forgetful elephant.
Jumbo Jim is riding home from school when he comes across his mate Charlie sitting on the side of the jungle track. Charlie needs help. His bike has a flat tyre and the chain has come loose. What's a friend to do?
Jimbo completely forgets all the cycle safety rules and lets Charlie climb on behind him. The pair go racing down the track, doing wheelies, weaving in and out of cars and causing chaos along the way.
Suddenly there's an angry trumpet blast from Jimbo's dad, who's working with a pack a giant jumbos near the track. Jimbo tries to stop but his brakes fail. He's heading for disaster - how will he survive?
An entertaining reminder about the cycle safety rules.
About the Author
Teena Raffa-Mulligan is a West Australian author who has figured out some unusual remedies for wrinkles, the fuel to launch an Aussie grandpa into space and a trick to remind an elephant boy not to go with strangers who pretend to be friends.
Teena writes tales to entertain all ages and her publications include poems, short stories, picture books and novels. She has also enjoyed a long career in journalism.
Teena says one of the best things about being a children's author is visiting schools to encourage young people to write their own stories.
She has three grown up children with families of their own who provide plenty of inspiration for new stories.