"And do not walk on the earth proudly." Quran
Mel the millipede collected one thousand shoes. They were his prized jewels.
He wore them and walked around with his head held high. He looked proud and arrogant as he passed by.
The other bugs warned him of his obsession. Snail told him that humbleness is more important than fashion.
When Mel was in trouble trying to save his shoes from a flood, Moth flew to his rescue and they became buds.
Mel learned to appreciate friends more than elegance. And that being grateful is better than arrogance.
Author: Somayeh Zomorodi
Age group: 4 to 8+