For Isadora, the answer was obvious: “Topsy’s got sunburn!” You end up red, whether you like it or not. Lia had a similar idea: “Maybe Topsy did something wrong and he’s embarrassed. So he’s blushing.” Jamie and Marco take a very different view. They think a silver robot painted Topsy: “He used a felt-tip pen.” Or perhaps a wicked witch cast a spell on him? Joya had a theory along those lines, which also involved a big thunderstorm.
“Out of the mouth of babes,” as the saying goes. We love the explanations the children came up with and the tremendous level of imagination they reveal.