Storytime June 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

Llegir Més
United Kingdom
Luma Creative Ltd
2,88 €(IVA inc.)
21,20 €(IVA inc.)
12 Números

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4 min.
out of this world

Mum looked at the glitter all over Myra’s bedroom floor and sighed. Myra picked up a glue stick and smiled apologetically. “What happened?” asked Mum. “It was Zena,” said Myra. Mum scowled. “Please tell Zena she needs to be more careful in future and keep the glitter on the plastic sheet.” At dinner, Myra asked for an extra bowl of custard to take up to Zena. Dad glanced at Mum. “It’s funny how Zena never wants a plate of broccoli. I wonder why that is?” Myra picked up the bowl of custard. “It’s because they don’t have broccoli on Planet Zog. They don’t have any green vegetables at all.” No one else in the family had actually seen Zena, but there were plenty of clues that she was around – biscuits going missing from the tin, plates…

4 min.
the tailor’s new coat

There was once a tailor who was so good at his job, he made suits, coats and dresses for everyone in town. He spent so long making beautiful clothes for people, he had no time to make anything for himself. One day, the mayor came by to pick up her new velvet robes. “Dear me,” she said, “look at the state of your coat. It’s threadbare! Here, I’ll buy this fabric from you. Shut your shop early today and use it to make yourself a new coat.” The tailor was grateful for the mayor’s kindness and did as she asked. He snipped and sewed and snipped and sewed and, by dawn, he had a new coat – it was the best coat he had ever made. That day, everyone praised his new coat. When…

3 min.
the famous firefly

One cloudy night, when the moon couldn’t be seen in the sky, the fireflies were putting on a dazzling display in the garden. With their tails aglow, they swirled and twirled through the air, lighting up the trees. When they landed, they looked like a string of twinkling garden lights. It was a magical sight, and the animals applauded them. Phoebe the firefly led the display because she was the brightest and most graceful of them all. Her light shone almost as brightly as the stars. “That was spectacular, Phoebe. Thank you,” hooted the old owl that came to watch her every night. But Phoebe wasn’t satisfied. “It’s a pity we have such a small audience. Why does everyone have to sleep at night? It’s a shame they can’t see me perform.” Phoebe thought about…

5 min.
old mother goose

Old Mother Goose always wore a tall hat, high-heeled shoes and a white scarf around her shoulders, but the real reason everyone recognised her was because of how she travelled. Old Mother Goose always flew from place to place on the back of her prized gander. She loved her gander and she loved her son too. They all lived together in a little tumbledown cottage on the edge of the woods. Old Mother Goose’s son was called Tom and he was a hard-working fellow. He wasn’t the most handsome and he certainly wasn’t rich, but he had a good heart. One morning, Old Mother Goose said, “Tom, I’m worried about our gander. He looks lonely. Will you go to market and fetch a fine goose to be his friend?” Tom agreed and set off…

2 min.
alphabet ocean

We flap our flippers and plunge into the deep,Where we spot an anemone wake from its sleep.It wiggles its tentacles, looking for prey,But a fierce barracuda scares everything away. A clownfish ducks for cover in the coral reef,But the dolphins don’t fear the barracuda’s teeth.They much prefer to play, so they blow bubble rings,And the eels dart through them as quick as anything. A flying fish soars through with fins just like wings,But the flounder’s feeling flat, so doesn’t join in.Down among the sea grass, the green turtle grazes,While the hammerhead shark pulls funny faces. An imperial shrimp rides by on a sea slugAnd the jellyfish drifts on with its deadly hug.Its tentacles pierce plankton and kill krill for tea,But the armour-plated lobster is as safe as can be. The gentle manatee is known…

4 min.
the eight-headed dragon

In an age long before time, in the heavens above Japan, Susanoo the storm god was in a stormy temper again. He had picked another fight with his sister, the sun goddess, and his father was so furious, he banished Susanoo from heaven and sent him down to Earth. The storm god was shocked. His father had threatened to banish him many times before, but he had never thought he’d go through with it. Susanoo looked around. He found himself surrounded by lush green valleys and hills, and a river was flowing close by. In the distance, he spotted a simple wooden house. Susanoo set off towards it but, as he neared the hut, he heard crying. An old man and woman were sitting in their garden, weeping. Their daughter was trying to…