When the tide was right Lily pushed off from the sand and set sail. Her vessel was small; just big enough for five stuffed animals, a blanket and some crackers. That night as she rocked on the waves, Lily curled up with her five best friends and looked up at the salty stars until she drifted off to sleep.
In the morning, however, the boat had sprung a leak. Lily threw everything but her stuffed animals overboard, but still she was sinking. She clung to her friends tightly.
“Don’t worry guys.” She whispered through her tears.
There was a thumping sound as two sea otters poked their heads up curiously.
“Please help us!” Lily begged. One otter nibbled a discarded cracker and pointed at Lily’s stuffed giraffe. “Oh, this one?” She handed the over the toy, and soon the otters were towing Lily and her four remaining friends to shore.