|Simba and the Lost Waterfall|
Mouse Works and Walt Disney Productions
Simba and the Lost Waterfall is a book from Mouseworks inspired by The Lion King.
Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa are napping in the jungle when Timon suggests they go for a swim by a waterfall. But they are surprised when they reach the waterfall and find a dried up riverbed, with a few shallow pools.
Determined to solve the mystery of where the water went, they follow the dry riverbed. They turn the corner and see that a great big tree has fallen and blocked the river. They then all went to work trying to remove the tree. Timon tries to chew through the tree; Pumbaa tries to push it, and Simba pulls. But nothing works. "It's no use," says Simba. "We're just not strong enough, but I know who is." Then Simba leaves his friends to go get help.
A while later, Simba returns with Zazu and his old friend Jelani, the elephant. At first, Jelani tries pushing the tree, but that did not work. Zazu then shouts orders for everyone to find strong vines to tie around the tree and to themselves. Simba, Pumbaa, and Jelani all pull the tree out of the way, while Timon shouts orders from the side. Pumbaa yells for Timon to "watch out" for the incoming water. "Just pull, Pumbaa, I'll give the orders here!" Timon replies. The tree moves and water rushes down the riverbed, washing Timon away. Luckily, Simba snatches Timon from the water. Things are finally back to normal. Pumbaa and Simba splash in the river, as Timon watches from the bank, having had enough water for one day.