Once upon a time, a long time ago, in the Dreamtime, lived a frog called Tiddalick.Tiddalick was the largest frog ever. One warm morning, he woke up with feeling very thirsty, so he started to drink the water. He drank until all of the water in the billabong was gone!
When the other animals arrived at the billabong to get their morning drink, they found it was all dried up. This made them very sad.They knew Tiddalick the frog had drunk all the water. They decided that they needed to make Tiddalick laugh, so then all the water would come spilling out of his mouth and back into the billabong!
The first animal to try and make him laugh was the echidna. She rolled herself up into a tight little ball and rolled down the bank of the billabong like a bowling ball! The snake laughed and so did the kookaburra, but Tiddalick didn’t laugh.