Students can work in small groups to write and illustrate their own stories about Ming Lo. Ask groups to imagine that Ming Lo lives in one of the locations listed below. Their stories can tell (1.) why he and his wife do not like the place, and (2.) how they solve their problem.
Places: the seashore; a forest; a desert; on a mountain top. Invite groups to read and show their finished stories to the class or to act them out. Put the stories in a folder on a reading table for students to look at and discuss independently.