Storytime May 2018

Storytime is a kids’ magazine full of brilliant stories. It’s packed with fairy tales, myths, poems, fables and much more – all beautifully written and illustrated, with puzzles, games and colouring in too! Each month we highlight a classic children’s book, plus we have storytelling tips and fun activities to bring the stories to life. Storytime is full of colourful, engaging illustrations, all specially commissioned from talented illustrators from all over the world – and we have a NO advert guarantee! If you love stories, and feel passionately about encouraging children to read, then Storytime is right for you! “Storytime brings classic tales to children every month. The perfect way to start them on a lifelong storytelling adventure” – Michael Morpurgo – former children’s laureate

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United Kingdom
Luma Creative Ltd
2,89 €(IVA inc.)
21,25 €(IVA inc.)
12 Números

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3 min.
the royal birthday surprise

It was Prince Henry’s birthday soon and he was starting to get excited. He had big plans for his celebrations. “I want the biggest birthday party ever!” he declared. “I want piles of presents, bumper-sized burgers, big bouncy balloons and a jumbo jumping castle too.” “I’ll see what I can do,” said the Queen. Henry’s guest list was long. He wrote 201 invitations and signed each one with a huge ‘H’. His present list grew and grew too. He wrote on it, “I want a box of farm animals, a scooter with flashing wheels, a helicopter, a football pitch… and a pet elephant.” He handed it to the Queen. She said, “I’ll see what I can do.” Henry found Cook in the royal kitchen. “For my party I would like to have great big burgers,…

1 min.
my dreams

I was a Pirate once. A brave swashbuckler with sharp cutlass, Scouring the seas with my fine eyeglass. From a ship with a rum-filled water tank I made the enemy walk the plank. I marooned a man on an island bare, Dropped anchor at places no one dared. Took treasure, such heaps of it, fortunes untold, Bright bars of silver and coins of gold. And my flag waved proudly in the breeze, I was the terror of all the seas! I was a Fairy once. I swung in the boughs of the sturdy oak, And the harebells rang to the words I spoke, And my wings were fashioned of silver gauze, And I knew no grief and no human laws. No tasks to learn, and no bothering rules, No nagging grown-ups, and no…

3 min.
nancy and the pixies

In the olden days, long before washing machines were invented, there were washermen and women who would come to your home and collect your dirty clothes to clean them for you. Nancy Newell did just that. Rain or shine, she would walk over hill and moor to pick up clothes that needed washing and return them crisp, clean and neatly folded. Nancy worked long hours, but she liked her job and she never complained. The only thing that made her grumble was how much her husband worried when she walked home in the dark. Every day he would say, “Be careful of the pixies. Make sure they don’t try to lead you away to Fairyland.” And if she came home late, he’d say, “Thank goodness you’re home. I thought the pixies had…

1 min.
alphabet zoo

We meet Boo and Bonnie, curious to see What the animal beginning with X will be. “It’s the xerus!” says Boo. “Squirrel of the ground, And Africa’s the only place where it’s found.” They’re best mates with meerkats, but scared of snakes. If they see one, they’ll block it with a bushy tail shake. They also use their tails as shade from the sun, Or they’ll dive in a burrow and chirp with everyone. Now let’s meet the yak – a great hairy hulk, Its long shaggy hair makes up most of its bulk. It wears woolly thermals under its hair, Which help it survive the cold mountain air. It lives in Tibet, where it huddles in herds, And grazes on grasses, flowers and herbs. For water, it eats the ice and the…

7 min.
jack the giant killer

Once upon a time, there was a giant called Cormoran who lived in a cave at the top of a mountain in Cornwall. From here, he terrorised all the villages around him. The people were scared of Cormoran, and why wouldn’t they be? He was three times the height of the tallest man and his belly was so huge, it took ten minutes to run around him. When he walked, he made the ground shake. But, worst of all, he had an enormous appetite and was always hungry. Several times a day, Cormoran thundered down the mountain to steal cattle from nearby farms. No sooner had he digested one meal than he wanted another. There was only one person who wasn’t afraid of the giant and that was Jack, a farmer’s son. Jack…

4 min.
the funny cobbler

Kopytko the cobbler was Poland’s most mischievous man. He didn’t just love playing pranks on people, but he was funny to look at too. Kopytko had enormous ears and when he laughed his ear lobes flapped and wobbled. Some say his ears got so big because his master pulled them whenever Kopytko misbehaved – which was often. Eventually, his ears grew so large, he could store his cobbler’s tools inside them. His hammer, pliers and a spool of thread were all tucked away in there. One day, Kopytko decided to play a prank on a customer who was famous for always being in a hurry. He gave the man shoes that had heels where the toes should have been. When the man put them on, every time he tried to step forward,…