Do you want to listen to a new short story? Then be ready to listen to the story of the ugly tree. We all love trees, isn’t it? They are dense, have huge branches, and are full of green leaves. They make our surroundings look beautiful. But today, we are going to read a story about a tree that hated itself because it looked ugly. One day, the ugly tree learned a very important lesson and promised that it will never hate its crooked branches.
So, kids! Let us read the ugly tree story and see what this story teaches us. We have also provided beautiful pictures for you so that it can make this reading session more fun.
The ugly tree story for kids
Long back, there was a beautiful forest full of dense and green trees. All these trees were huge and straight and had beautiful branches. But, out of all these trees, there was one tree with crooked branches. It was different from the other trees and was even shorter in height. It hated itself because of how ugly and bent it was.
The tree with its crooked and hunched branches
All the other trees in the forest made fun of the bent tree and mocked it by calling it an ugly tree. He felt ashamed to be this ugly and envied all the other trees in the forest. He sighed and said, “Oh! Look at those tall trees. I wish I was as beautiful as them. I hate my hunched and crooked branches.”
The ugly tree being mocked by all the tall trees in the forest
One day, a woodcutter came to the forest to cut some trees. He came across the ugly tree and thought to himself, “Look at this crooked and bent tree. There is no use in cutting this tree, it will be of no help to me. I would better cut down all the tall trees.”
The woodcutter cut down all the tall trees in the forest
Soon all the trees were cut down by the woodcutter. He left the forest, sparing the crooked ugly tree. The tree looked around and saw all of the fellow trees were cut down completely. It now understood the value of his crooked and twisted branches. It thanked God for making it a twisted tree and also how it was saved from being cut down because of its crooked branches.
The ugly tree looking at its fellow trees which are cut down
Thus, the bent tree learnt a very valuable lesson and promised itself that it will never hate its crooked branches and will always be thankful to God.
So, Kids! What do we learn from the Ugly Tree story? This story teaches us a very important lesson about life. It tells us that we should always be thankful to God for whatever we have. We all are unique and different in our own way and we should never hate ourselves.
1. Why did the woodcutter not cut the ugly tree?
The woodcutter did not cut the ugly tree because of its crooked and hunched branches. He thought cutting a twisted tree would be of no use and decided to cut the tall trees instead.
2. Why is it important to read short stories?
It is important for us to read short stories because they consist of moral lessons which teach us important life values. Reading short stories will also improve our vocabulary and English skills. We can listen to several stories and travel to the world of our favourite characters.