Emma has long been jealous of Daddy’s writing folder‘s prominence on the blog. So, since she did such a stellar job on her variation of Rumpelstiltskin, I decided to post it here for you. And, yes, we did watch a lot of Dora when she was little 🙂 If you didn’t, catch yourself an episode on YouTube and this will make a lot more sense.
Once upon a time Dora was stuck in King Boots’ castle because she had yelled, “I can turn straw into bananas!â€ The first night the Grumpy Old Troll Who Lives Under The Bridge came. Dora said, â€œSpin straw into bananas for me, and I’ll give you my special bracelet.â€ â€œOK,â€ said the troll. The next night, the troll showed up again. â€œI’ll give you Map if you make bananas again,â€ Dora said. The troll said, â€œWhat do I need a map for?â€ Dora told him,â€If there’s a place you’ve got to go, he’s the one you need to know.â€ So, the troll quickly did the task.
The final night, the troll came again. â€œWhat will you give me?â€ he asked. She had nothing. â€œIf you can’t solve my riddle, you have to give me backpack,â€ said the Grumpy Old Troll, who loved riddles. Sadly, she agreed. â€œIf you need to cut paper, you use something that rhymes with nissorsâ€, he riddled. As he spun the bananas, Dora made a long list. The next day, the troll came to see Queen Dora (King Boots had married her because â€œsheâ€ had spun bananas.). Dora listed, â€œRocks, Shoes, Fizzers, Rugby, flippers,â€ but none were right. The next day, Dora listed, â€œMath, soccer balls, jumping, rattles, swissors?â€ Again, she was incorrect.
On the final day, she was out on her walk, and she heard the Grumpy Troll sing,â€I’m the Grumpy Old Troll Who Lives Under The Bridge, and I will get Backpack because the answer to my riddle is scissors!â€ So when he came, she listed,â€Horses, bulls, sheep, razors, rizzors or is it scissors?!â€ The Grumpy Old Troll was mad. He smashed through the floor, and nobody ever saw him again.
Who would you like to see in Rumpelstiltskin?