Tam, the tiger held his tail all day and all night.
When other jungle animals saw him, they thought him
quite the sight.
The monkeys came around each day to poke fun and to
“Let go of your tail!” The animals called out.
“It’s time to come and play with us. Let go!” The
monkey would shout.
Tam pulled and tugged his tail; it made him feel
secure and safe.
He even held while he slept; he held it when he
One day two bugs ran up to him and presented an idea.
“If you let go of your long tail, I’ll share a
secret,” said Mia.
“Follow us,” the other said, so Tam stood and chased
They stopped in the savannah and listened to the
“Have a look,” Mia said. “I think you’ll find a
Tam glanced behind a baobab. He could not believe his
There were ten more tigers; some big ones and some
He let go of his tail and ran to join them all.
They ran through the tall grasses; they ran behind
The animals of the jungle smiled; all seemed to be
Tam never held his tail again; he didn’t need or have
He’d been very very lonely; now he had friends, quite a