Jungle Jim and Jungle Jen In the African Savannahs
byJennifer J. Bergin
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“FASTER, FASTER, FASTER, keep it up!” Jungle Jen yelped. The jeep raced through the savannahs as fast as it could. SWOOSH went the grass.
BUMP, THUMP, AND KERPLUNK. The jeep came to a complete stop. Jen and Jim jumped out of the jeep.
“Sure is DUSTY!” Jen coughed.
The dust cleared after a few minutes. There it was…..the jeep with a VERY FLAT tire.
“What!!? A flat tire in the middle of the savannah!?” cried Jen.
“Luckily, we have a spare tire on the back of the jeep. We can put the tire on later. Let’s walk a little and see where we are,” said Jungle Jim.
Jim and Jen walked very carefully in the savannahs of Tanzania, Africa.
Jim and Jen walked, leaped, climbed, and jumped through the savannahs. They came to a clearing. Off in the distance, stood a CHEETAH.
“He’s absolutely STUNNING!” Jen exclaimed.
“The cheetah is the FASTEST land animal on the entire planet. He can accelerate faster than our jeep!” Jim claimed.
“Yeah, especially now with our flat tire!” mumbled Jen.
“Ha Ha!” replied Jim. “Jen! Look, he is about to HUNT his dinner. He is watching and waiting to pounce at just the right time. Sometimes cheetahs can go days without food.”
“So he is good and hungry. That poor gazelle over there, I can’t bear to watch….,” Jen said covering her eyes.
“He caught it! He is a happy cheetah now.” Jim announced.
“Personally, I LOVE to eat a nice pasta dish with a ceasar salad, fresh crusty bread……chocolate cake for dessert…..,” daydreamed Jungle Jen.
“TIME for a DRINK!” yelped Jungle Jim. Jen jumped and awoken from her daydream.
“Let’s go under that tree over there,” said Jim. “There are not many trees out in the savannahs.”
Jen and Jim made their way to the tree. They pulled out their canteens filled with water and laid back enjoying the shade of the tree. It was very HOT out there.
Jungle Jim and Jungle Jen in the African Savannahs is the first in a series of illustrated children’s books. Jim is a calm, patient biologist and Jen is a humorous city slicker eager to learn. Join them on this hilarious adventure of elephant rides and mongoose meetings, snake scares and baboon bashes, with special times shared with a local tribe. Though the story is fictional, the facts about the animals and geography are real. There is so much to learn here on Earth ☺.
Editing Team: Edward and Ruth Madziire
About the Author
Jennifer J. Bergin is a full-time mother, part-time chiropractor, and a part-time cartoonist/author. She lives in the Ottawa area with her husband, three children, and two cats.