Cocky Rooster [ˈru:stə(r)] 自负的公鸡
Long, long ago, there was a beautiful rooster. He was very proud of his beauty. When his friends were out collecting food for winter, he just slept or sang songs. But soon, winter came... What happened?
剧中角色： Rooster Horse Frog Bee Woodpecker [ˈwʊdpekə(r)] 啄木
Scene One 第一场景
Horse: Oh, spring, spring is coming. It's time to get up. Hi, guys, wake up, wake up! Spring is here! Spring is here!
All: wow, spring is here, spring is here.
Frog: Look, leaves are turning green. Flowers are opening.
Bee: And the river begins to dance. The air smells fresh!
Woodpecker: Listen, birds are singing.
All: It's spring now! It's spring now.
H: My dear friends, the whole year's work depends on a good start in spring. I think we should start to work right now.
F: Yes, we should plough（耕地[plaʊ） the fields and plant rice.
B: For us, it's time to collect pollen花粉. ['pɑːlən]
B: Oh, where is Mr. Rooster?
W: He must be dreaming now.
All: He is so lazy!
F: Why not wake him up and ask him to join us?
H: Mr. Rooster, wake up, wake up. It's spring now. We should start to work.
All: Yes, we should start to work.
R: Oh, no, I'm still sleepy.
All: Oh! Sleepy??
B: No Rooster. It's spring now. Everyone should start to work.
R: Work? I don't need to work. My mum and dad never taught me how to work.
F: You don't work? I can't believe it, what do you eat?
R: Eat? I can find food everywhere, worms, corns and grains. Why do I need to work?
B: Oh! Look, Mr. Rooster has become so beautiful.
All: Oh yes, he is so beautiful!!
R: You are right, I'm so beautiful, so I don't need to work at all. Look at me, red crest and colorful coat, shiny neck and golden feet. Do you have anything like these?
H: Rooster, we are not so pretty as you are, but we can do much work.
B: Yes, yes, we can make the sweetest honey in the world.
F: We can plant rice and wipe out the pests害虫['pests] in the fields.
W: When the trees are sick, I can cure治疗[kjʊr them.
H: I can carry heavy things for others.
R: Stop! Look at your big eyes and wide mouth, your gray feathers, and you, you are always dirty. All of you are so ugly. I will never play with you. It's a waste of time to talk with you. I would like to go and have dreams now.
H: And we should start to work now. All: Bye.
Scene Two 第二场景
R: Oh, it is a fine day. Look! The sun is shining, the birds are singing. It is great to have a barbecue on the beach. Hi, Frog! Hi, little Bee! Hi, Woodpecker! Oh? Where are they? They are not here. I can do it by myself. Oh, there is a piece of field. I am going to have a rest there.
F: Oh, my God. Rooster, what are you doing? It is my rice field. Oh! You have destroyed the seedlings. They are growing well, but you destroyed them. You must pay for it, pay for it!
R: What? Pay for it? No way!!
W: Hey, my friends, why are you crying?
F: Rooster spoiled the seedlings.
W: Don't worry. We can plant it again.
R: Oh, there are flowers over there. How beautiful they are!! One, two, three…
B: Oh, my God, Rooster, what are you doing? They are my flowers!
R: Yours? No one told me that.
B: You can't pick them, I need them to make honey.
R: What? Make honey? But I like flowers. I never care about honey.
B: No, you cannot do that! You cannot do that!
All: What's the matter?
B: Rooster spoilt my flowers.
F: He has destroyed my seedlings!
H: Rooster, you are wrong. You should say sorry to them.
R: What? Say sorry to them? No way! Don't waste my time, I will go to the beach and have a picnic
All: Oh, Rooster!
Scene Three 第三场景
Narrator: Time passes quickly. It is autumn now. Everyone in the forest is busy working, but Rooster plays and sleeps all day.
B: Oh, it is autumn now. Leaves begin to fall, flowers begin to wither. I must do my best to make more honey. Oh! Rooster, he must be still dreaming. Hi, Rooster, Rooster. You can't sleep any more. It is autumn now. Winter is near. It will be cold. If you don't get enough food, you will suffer from hunger and cold.
R: Oh, don't worry. I will have many things to eat.
B: Oh, My God.
F: Oh, it is harvest time. There is so much rice in my field. We must carry the rice to our house quickly. Hi, rooster, would you like to help us carry rice?
R: What? Carry rice? I am so beautiful. The work will make my feathers dirty. No, no, no, I wouldn't do that. Look! the weather is fine. It is good time to have a picnic. Why not go with me?
F: No, Rooster, winter is coming. I must prepare for that.
B: Yes, we must prepare for that.
R: You coward. Hi, Woodpecker, would you like to have a picnic with me?
W: No, Rooster, the old tree is sick. I must go to treat him now.
R: Oh! Mr. Horse. He must be at home. Mr. Horse!
H: Oh it's you, Rooster. Come in please. What can I do for you?
R: Oh, you look so bad! What's the matter?
H: I carried some food for Aunt Sheep yesterday and hurt my leg.
R: Why did you carry food for Aunt Sheep?
H: You know, she is very old, and the food is too heavy for her.
R: You are so foolish. I will never do that. Now I am going to have a picnic. Take care of yourself. Bye!
H: Thank you. Bye!
Narrator： Winter has came． It is snowing． Everything has turned white． It was very cold outside． Animals stay in their houses and enjoy the sweet food from their hard work．
H： The weather is terrible． I haven't met my friends． How are they getting along? Christmas is coming． I should invite them to have a party． Hi， my friends． Come to my home． Let's have a party！ Come to my home． Let's have a party！
All： Ok． We are coming．
H： Come in please and take your seats．
B： Please enjoy my honey．
W： It must be the sweetest honey in the world．
All： Oh， yes． It's really yummy！
F： Look at our rice． We grew and harvested them by ourselves．
W： And look at my nuts． It is the present from the pine tree．
H： Oh， you are great！ But where is Mr． rooster． I have not seen him for a long time． How is he?
B： We don't know either．
H： Let's go and have a look．
All： Ok！ H： Mr． Rooter！ How are you?
F： Mr． Rooter！ How are you? How are you?
R： Oh， I am freezing， and I have not eaten anything for three days．
A： Oh， three days??
B： Oh， your room is as cold as an ice house．
W： Oh， my God． Your feathers have turned gray，
F： Your crest has turned white．
B： You are not pretty any more！！
All： You are not pretty any more！！！
R： Wu！ Wu！ I am not pretty any more． I am not pretty any more！
H： Don't worry， Rooster． Come with us and have some food， then you will feel better．
R： Thank you． I…I should not be so lazy and tease you． Sorry Horse． Sorry Bee． Sorry Frog． Sorry Woodpecker．
H： Don't mention it！ Beauty not only lies in the appearance but also in work．
B： Right． Work makes us happy．
All： Yes， Yes． Work makes us happy．
R： I will do my best in the future．
F： Rooster， you can sing very well． Why don't get up early and wake us up every morning?
B： Yes． That's a good idea．
R： I will do that．
B： Oh， look． It begins to snow． Shall we go out to play with snowballs?