Fiction, Kids, Short Story

Zebra Who Wanted to Sleep on The Grass

Zoe Zebra didn’t like to sleep while standing. Tonight, he will sleep by lying down on the grass just like others. But will he be able to fall asleep? Read the story of this zebra and enjoy reading this loud or along with your little ones.

Recommended age: 3+ years


It was dark and Zoe Zebra wanted to sleep. Every day he slept standing.

That’s how a zebra sleeps, right?

But today, Zoe wanted to lie down in the grass and sleep.

He lied down in the soft green grass and waited to fall asleep.

 A beetle came buzzing and asked, “Zoe, what are you doing?”

 “I am going to sleep on the grass tonight”, said Zoe.

 A chameleon came hissing and asked, “Zoe, what are you doing?”

“I am going to sleep on the grass tonight”, said Zoe.

A grasshopper came singing and asked, “Zoe, what are you doing?”

“I am going to sleep on the grass tonight”, said Zoe.

A toad came croaking and asked, “Zoe, what are you doing?”

“I am going to sleep on the grass tonight”, said Zoe.

The sun came up.

Zoe didn’t sleep all night. He is still sleepy because he could not sleep on the grass.

He should go to sleep like always – standing.

Images taken from the internet

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6 thoughts on “Zebra Who Wanted to Sleep on The Grass

  1. Cute story Surbhi. Zoe has a unique characteristic of sleeping in a standing position. Finally he learnt to appreciate it.
    Congratulations Surbhi for completing the challenge successfully. Your posts always served the purpose of storytelling to my kid. She loved it.
    Good luck ahead.

    1. Wow, You always have the best interpretations. Love them. Thank you for always being so encouraging, Rashmi. It feels great now to finally accomplish the challenge.

    1. Thank you so much, Seema. I am so glad that we met at a platform meant for likeminded people doing some great work. I wish to meet you someday. Love your work. You have got a fan here. Congratulations to you as well. Waiting for your book 🙂

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