Here is a sample of Our Pond character sketches by Angela Close:
BOING, HIDE, & RIDE
Called BOING because that is the sound she makes when she jumps. She has two children in her pouch called HIDE and RIDE because that is what they do. She is always full of ideas, which she shares. She is always fun.
Overcomes problem of being a snake. Learns to give and solves many problems.
Source of happiness. Sings all the time. Lives high in the big, pine tree.