Karma looks at her reflection in the oven’s glass, she finds a white circle around her mouth because of the milk she drank before, how funny she looks!
When her cat “Karamisha Karamilla” lifts her head out of the milk bowl, she finds a white circle around her mouth just like Karma, how funny she looks too!
We must take a picture of them; we have to borrow Mama’s phone!
At that very moment, Karma sneaks up with her calm socks, borrows the phone, and starts taking pictures.
After a while, a big problem happens! A problem that Karma did not expect to happen.
Parent & Teacher Guide
Karma Karamilla finds herself in big trouble when she decides to borrow her mother’s phone without her knowing to take some pictures with her cat Karamisha, but the phone ends up inside the aquarium!
She tries her hardest to find a way to get the phone out without causing any damage, but every time she tries, she fails.
Karma finds herself telling a lie she thinks it’s small, but it becomes bigger and bigger each day, and that’s where anxious effects appear on Karma… scary nightmares, bedwetting, anxiety… Is it time to admit what she did?!
Karma’s father wakes her up to get ready for school, and that’s when she notices that she has wet her bed because of the phone incident that haunts her even in her dreams. Her father asks her about the thing that is worrying her, so she finally decides to reveal everything that happened to her since she drowned her mother’s phone.
Karma discovers that honesty is important and avoiding mistakes is something barely impossible, but admitting a mistake may decrease the possibility of happening all of this again.
“A Big Trouble” story highlights the most important things that a child may face at an early age, such as lying to get away with the consequences, bedwetting caused by fear or anxiety, how admitting a mistake is necessary no matter how big the problem is, and the importance of involving our parents in these kinds of situations because they always have the key to reassurance us.
Have you ever been in the same situation as Karma?
Do you think escaping a problem is a good choice?
Have you ever lied to your parents? What was it?
How did you feel about not telling your parents about it?
How would you behave if you were in the same situation?
What do you think of what our friend Karma did?
Was it right behavior or wrong behavior?
What do you suggest we do if we were in the same situation?
In your opinion, does admitting a mistake make things easier?
Who is the first person you turn to if something happened to you?
How do you describe your relationship with your parents?
What do you think of the end of the story?