Pip the Elephant always wanted to go to the Olympics. She loved to play all kinds of sport. Pip did running, played soccer and even competed in the egg and spoon race!
“Girls don’t play sports, they cook and knit scarves,” announced her dad. “Your father is right dear, at this age you should be helping with chores,” mother said with a smirk on her face.
As days went by Pip became better and better. She was getting closer and closer to her goal. One day after dinner, she asked her Mum and Dad if she could go to the Olympics. They just started to laugh like she had just said a funny joke.
When Pip arrived at school the next day, she decided to ask her friend Koko the Monkey whether she should go to the Olympics. Pip hoped that Koko said that she should go. At lunchtime, while Koko was munching into her favorite fancy fruits, Pip said, “Hey Koko, do you think I can go to the Olympics?”
Koko looked at Pip in a funny way and then suddenly cracked up. “Do you really think a girl like you could go to the Olympics?”“Of course you shouldn’t, you're a girl, and a huge one too. You should be cooking and cleaning and knitting like me, not going to the Olympics!”
Pip turned her head towards the field and took a glance at Harry. “ He is fast, strong, handsome and most of all, a boy. He should be the one going to the Olympics, not you” Koko said with a smirk on her face. Suddenly, Koko left Pip all alone and didn’t talk to her the entire day. After lunch, everyone was whispering, pointing and staring at Pip. Pip felt really uncomfortable.
Pip was really sad that even her best friend didn’t want her to go to the Olympics. Koko then boasted, “ Do you think you have a chance? Look at Harry the Hare,”
As Pip took a seat in the class she noticed that even Koko was sitting away from her. Then the bully of the class, Felix the Fox, started to laugh like a witch. “ Hey everyone, you guys know that Pip the FAT Elephant is going to the Olympics.”
With this everyone started to laugh like hyenas and point at Pip. Pip felt really embarrassed. “What are going to do there Pip? You’re so fat and heavy that you would break all of the equipment that the Olympic people have.” Felix shouted.