COCOA: Detective Snowy, Detective Snowy, where are you? (sniff, sniff) I smell trouble. (sniff, sniff) Something is wrong.
(HAPPY and FABLE enter)
COCOA: Has anyone seen Detective Snowy? We need to make tracks and find the last clue. I can’t find my detective.
HAPPY: No, Cocoa. I haven’t seen her anywhere. It’s not like Snowball to be late for VBS. Something must have happened.
FABLE: She was going to the mouse alley earlier this morning to visit her friends. But she should be back by now.
COCOA: Detective Snowy is not here. I’ve sniffed everywhere. I’ve got to get busy and find her.
HAPPY: I’ll help you find Snowball. She might need some help.
FABLE: Yes. Let’s go to the mouse alley and find her.
(SNOWBALL enters “mewing”, without her spy glass and hat.)
COCOA: Detective Snowy. There you are! But, what happened to you? You look like you’ve been in a cat fight!
SNOWBALL: Cocoa, don’t call me Detective Snowy. I’m just plain old Snowball.
COCOA: Snowball, what happened?
SNOWBALL: I went to the mouse alley this morning. I was with my friends Stuart and Fival, telling them about VBS, when the mean cats showed up. The cats started chasing all the mice in the alley.
FABLE: It’s not nice to bother the little guys.
SNOWBALL: Those mean cats hurt Stuart and Fival. I got really mad. I tried to hold on to my temper like Jesus would, but I got so mad. I started yelling at those other cats. They had no reason to be mean to my friends. And I got madder because they wouldn’t stop it when I told them to. They started calling me names and THAT did it! I started throwing things around. I scared all the ugly old cats away, and I don’t think they’ll be coming back; but I broke my spyglass and lost my cap.
COCOA: Wow, you’ve had a rough time!
HAPPY: We should have been there to help you defend the mice.
FABLE: Are you okay, Snowball?
SNOWBALL: I’m okay, Fable. You all are such great friends. You are loving and caring, and so faithful. You’ve got the characterprints of Jesus. I wish I had found the last characterprint before I got so angry. I don’t feel like I’m very much like Jesus. I didn’t find anybody who was brave and courageous.
COCOA: Snowball, Jesus did act like that in the temple. You missed our Bible story today. The Bible says that Jesus got angry with the ones who were being mean to others. God doesn’t like it when someone hurts others. Jesus showed us how mad God gets. He threw the table down and ran the mean people out of the temple.
HAPPY: That’s right. God gets very angry at evil.
SNOWBALL: Yeah. But I still didn’t find the last character print. I’m not good enough to be a detective. I needed to find someone who is brave and courageous.
FABLE: Snowball, I think we know who is brave and courageous.
SNOWBALL: Really? Who? Please tell me. Who is it?
HAPPY: It’s you, Snowball. You defended those poor little mice from the mean old cats, even when they insulted you.
FABLE: Jesus did the same thing.
COCOA: You are very brave, Snowball. Just like Jesus.
SNOWBALL: You guys can’t be serious! I can’t believe this. I have a characterprint like Jesus? Are you guys playing a joke on me?
HAPPY: No, Snowball. We really mean it.
SNOWBALL: Wow! I never thought I’d find any characterprints in me. I was surprised to find Cocoa was humble and loving, but me!? This is more than I ever expected! Are you guys positive I’m like Jesus?
FABLE: Yes, Snowball. We’re positive.
COCOA: So, Snowball. How do you feel now that you’ve found all the characterprints of Jesus? Are you proud of yourself?
SNOWBALL: Well, yeah. But not as much as I thought I would be. You all get the credit, too. A little. I did do most of it myself.
SNOWBALL: Let’s review the character prints we found. Cocoa, you were humble when you took a flea bath, and you were loving when you let me change your name. Okay, it was ridiculous to change our names.
FABLE: Happy was faithful. He didn’t stop liking you when you changed your names. He didn’t make fun of you either.
HAPPY: Fable was forgiving. He forgave Cocoa for what Cocoa said to him.
COCOA: You don’t have to bring that up, do you?
FABLE: Don’t worry, Cocoa. I forgive you.
SNOWBALL: And I was brave and courageous. I saved the poor little mice from the mean cats.
COCOA: Yeah! You’re not Detective Snowy – you’re Catgirl, champion of mice!
COCOA: Yes, you can be a super hero….and….I’ll be your dog!
SNOWBALL: No, Cocoa. Let’s just be friends. Let’s help each other be like Jesus. He’s the real super hero. Jesus Christ is the champion of the whole world.
COCOA: That’s right! Jesus loves everyone!
FABLE: And Jesus is forgiving.
HAPPY: Jesus is faithful.
SNOWBALL: Jesus is brave and courageous! He helps everyone who needs his help. He saves us all!
HAPPY: I hope everyone enjoyed VBS.
FABLE: I sure did.
SNOWBALL: So did I. I learned a lot and I hope I can come back next summer!
HAPPY: Well, bye everyone!
SNOWBALL: Yeah, bye everyone!
FABLE: I hope you continue to have the character prints of Jesus all your life.
SNOWBALL: Cocoa, why aren’t you saying goodbye to everyone?
COCOA: I’m thinking about changing my name to Champion.
SNOWBALL: Cocoa, say good-bye to the audience.
COCOA: Good-bye to the audience. Oh! Bye everyone. I hope you will go into all the world and make tracks for Jesus!
SNOWBALL: Hey, Cocoa, Fable, Happy, let’s go eat! I’m starving!
COCOA: Yeah! Let’s make tracks to my house! I’ve got some mice in the freezer!
SNOWBALL: Cocoa! Don’t make me mad!
COCOA: I’m just kidding, Snowball.
(All puppets leave stage.)
(Behind curtain) COCOA: Ow! I’m just kidding Snowball.