A cute penguin, a lazy koala, and even a powerful dragon: if you could choose, what animal would you be?

We asked our readers to tell us about what animal they would turn into, if they could. Here are some of our favourite answers

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A roaring time

A dragon, which is a powerful fantasy animal. His roar is as strong as thunder and it has a mighty appearance. If I could turn into a dragon, I would be able to fly and become a Sky Overlord. That would be awesome!

Melody Sit, 14, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

Riding high

It’s a difficult choice because there are so many magnificent animals in this world, but I would go for a wild pony. If I was a pony, I could trot through lush green meadows, instead of sitting down on a chair and thinking about homework. It would also be pretty cool to explore mysterious woods, sipping fresh cool water from streams and having naps under trees. But, of course, that would never happen.

Natalie Yui Yiu-vong, 10, Macau Anglican College

Flipping along

I would like to be a penguin. I could roam free in the South Pole, and because I can’t swim, it would feel good to take a dip in the sea. I would also be very happy when I catch fish. I would be very cute and everyone would love me. I hope it would come true!

Huey Li, 12, St Mary’s Canossian College

Just a hop away

I would like to be a kangaroo. As transportation in Hong Kong is very expensive, I would be able to hop along to school for free every day.

Michael Kwok Pui-hin, 17, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

King of the oceans

I wish I could turn into a blue whale and explore the oceans. Humans do not really understand the deep sea because they cannot stay there for too long. On the contrary, blue whales know a lot more about the seabed. Even when something dangerous happens, I would not be afraid because blue whales are the largest marine mammals. I would be the king of the oceans!

Gary Cheung, 17, Yan Chai Hospital Law Chan Chor Si College

Gentle giant

I’d love to be an elephant. It’s a formidable, yet gentle animal. People would love me and fear me. Also, it would be seriously cool to have your poo turned into high-quality paper.

Ady Lam, 13, Island School

Carefree times

Do you like dolphins? I mean who doesn’t! They are so adorable, you could just hug them. They are also very intelligent; for example, the dolphins at Ocean Park perform amazing tricks with their trainers. Actually, the main reason I want to be a dolphin is because I like swimming. Imagine swimming in a crystal blue ocean, eating whenever you like, sleeping whenever you want, and living a carefree life. This is my dream!

Lydia Kan Sik-yin,12, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

Small but healthy

It would definitely be a squirrel. Humans are too big, and if I were a squirrel, I would be very small in size, and I would have a different view of the world. Also, it is hard to avoid eating unhealthy food nowadays, but a squirrel’s life is different. They usually eat nuts and fruits, so being a squirrel, I would be very healthy.

Cecilia Cheung, 13, St Mary’s Canossian College

No school, no pressure

I would like to turn into a koala bear, because of its lazy, stress-free lifestyle. I feel very stressed after studying every day. I can’t relax even during weekends and holidays because I have to do homework and revision. On the other hand, koalas can enjoy their lives without facing punishment. It’s a wonderful life!

Vincy Choi Yuen-chai, 13, Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School

A happy, fierce dog

I would like to be a pet dog, not a stray one. Then my owner would care about me and I would share his or her happiness or sadness. Also, I would be a brave, fierce dog who scares away wicked men. I would be the pride of my owner!

Hayley Lee, 9, S. K. H. Yan Laap Primary School

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Edited by M. J. Premaratne