Boring cousin Jessica comes to stay with Ellie and Louis. At the park, Jessica leaves her watch with Ellie and Louis, but they lose it. Scared of getting into trouble, they run away. They take a boat to an island in the lake, but the boat sinks. Ellie climbs a tree to call for help – and spots Jessica’s watch in a crow’s nest. Jessica was sorry to miss the adventure – she’s not so boring after all..
Illustrated by Shoo Rayner
genre: Realistic adventure story in a familiar setting
Skills focus: Reasons for events