The other animals arrived at the billabong, it was empty!
The first animal to try and make him laugh was the echidna
One very warm morning, he woke up with feeling very, very thirsty and started to drink the fresh water. He drank and he drank and he kept drinking until all the fresh water in the entire billabong was gone!
The next animal to try and make Tiddalick laugh was the wombat
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.
Finally, the snake decided to try and make Tiddalick laugh
She rolled herself up into a tight little ball and rolled down the bank of the billabong like a bowling ball!
That small chuckle turned into a rumbling in his tummy
The wombat stood up on his hind legs and danced around in a circle until he fell over in the dirt!
She started to dance and dance, wriggling and squirming all over the ground until she eventually tied herself into a knot.
It turned into a great big belly laugh! The water came gushing out of his mouth and filled the billabong back up once again. All the animals jumped with joy as they took big, long, gulps of water to quench their thirst.