While his mother slept, Logan daydreamed. It seemed he was always daydreaming because he didn't want to grow up and be a namby pamby white tiger. He wanted to grow up and be a ferocious green dragon.
"Maybe if I wish real hard, my dream will come true."
So he wished and he wished - but nothing happened. He wished some more - and still nothing happened.
"I'll have to forget about green dragons and be happy with who I am." With that thought Logan headed off into the jungle to find someone to play with. Logan didn't know that a jungle wizard had recently moved to his neck of the woods and that's the first person he ran into.
"Hello, little white tiger," said the wizard. "Do you need any magic today?"
"Wow!" Logan exclaimed. "Can you really do magic?"
"Of course I can. I'm a jungle wizard."
"If you're a jungle wizard, why do you look like a monkey?"
"I have to wear a disguise so no one will recognize me."
"In that case, there is something you can help me with," Logan told him. "I want to be a green dragon."
"Oh. My." said the wizard. "That's the most difficult request I've ever had."
"Please try," Logan begged. "I really want to be a green dragon."
"I'll tell you what I'll do," said the wizard. "You come back tomorrow and we'll work on it."
"I'll see you tomorrow," Logan called him and ran happily back home.
Early the next morning an excited Logan met the wizard in the jungle.
"I'm ready to make you a green dragon," the wizard told him. "But this is difficult and you'll have to come back until I can finish the job."
"Okay. Okay." Logan told him. "What do I have to do?"
"Go over by that tree and close your eyes," the wizard told him. "I have to say some magic words and touch your tail."
Logan went over by the tree, closed his eyes and the wizard touched his tail.
"You can open your eyes now and look at your tail," the wizard told him.
Logan opened his eyes and discovered his tail had turned green.
"I'm turning into a dragon! Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Wizard."
"The tail is the easiest part," the wizard told him. "When you come back tomorrow, I have to put a sack over your head before I can do your body."
"Okay, Mr. Wizard," Logan replied and he happily ran home to show his mother his dragon tail.
It goes without saying that momma tiger wasn't happy with Logan's green tail but she didn't know what to do about it so she gave him a good scolding. That didn't bother Logan because the next time she saw him she couldn't be mad because he would be a green dragon. What mother tiger didn't want one of those?
The next morning Logan raced into the jungle and found Mr. Wizard by the tree.
"Are you ready?" asked Mr. Wizard. "I have to put this sack over your head before I begin."
"I'm ready," Logan told him and let Mr. Wizard put the sack on his head.
"Stand still," Mr. Wizard told him. "I have to touch your body to turn it into a green dragon.
Logan stood as still as a mouse while Mr. Wizard rubbed and rubbed and rubbed. He finally finished whatever he was doing and took the sack off Logan's head.
"Now you have a dragon's body," Mr. Wizard told him.
Logan looked at his body. "My body's green but it looks like a tiger's body," Logan told Mr. Wizard.
"That's normal," Mr. Wizard replied. "I can change the color in an instant but it takes time to change shape. You'll look like a dragon when you wake up in the morning."
"What about my head?" asked Logan. "I want a really ferocious dragon head."
"I have to think about that," replied Mr. Wizard. "Why don't you come back in a few days?"
About that time an angry Momma White Tiger came running into the clearing and screamed, "Logan! I've been looking all over for you! What has that monkey done to you?"
"This is Mr. Jungle Wizard and he's turning me into a dragon."
"No he isn't," Momma Tiger replied. "He's turning you into a green tiger! Didn't you see all that paint on his hands? You come home with me right now! It's going to take forever to get that off!"
The moral of this story …. Be happy with who you are.