Storytime February 2019

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
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2 min.
the giraffe and the warthog

She looked down at the warthog and said boastfully, “Look how wonderfully long and elegant my neck is! Look how close I am to the sky and the trees! I bet you wish you were as tall as me.” “No,” said the warthog, “I think it’s far better to be small. I don’t have to make any effort to stretch or reach as I can take what I like from the ground. Life is easier when you’re short.” “I disagree,” said the giraffe, “and if I can’t prove to you that it’s better to be tall, I’ll give you my long neck.” “Deal,” said the warthog. “And if I can’t prove to you that it’s better to be short, you can have my snout.” The friends continued walking and soon reached a garden with…

4 min.
guto and the fairies

When he came home, he was clutching something unusual in his hands. It was a pile of gold coins – except it wasn’t! They had all the details of gold coins – they even had writing on them – but, as he held them, they turned into white paper. “These are strange,” said his mother. “Where did you get them from, son?” “The children on the mountain gave them to me,” said Guto. “Are they children from the village?” “Oh, no,” said Guto. “But they’re very nice. I’ve played with them before. It’s funny – the coins always look real when we play together.” His mother realised the children must be fairies, because everyone knows that the Welsh mountains are full of fairy folk. His mother looked concerned. “No more going up the mountain, Guto. I don’t…

3 min.
the strongest animal on earth

The bees buzzed with enthusiasm and the ants were full of anticipation. The insect circus only visited once a year, so everyone was excited – especially Barry the dung beetle. Barry loved the circus. He liked the colours, the costumes, the music, the lights – it was so different to the drab tunnel he lived in. He always got a row of seats to himself too, but that was because Barry was so smelly. It was lonely, but he was used to it by now. That was life for a dung beetle. That evening, as the insects queued for tickets outside the circus tent, the ringmaster scurried by, wailing, “It’s a disaster! Jumbo’s made his cocoon early. We don’t have a strongman!” Everyone groaned. The strongman was a highlight of the show. The…

1 min.
silly simon

Silly Simon met a pieman, Going to the fair. Says Silly Simon to the pieman, “Let me taste your ware.” Says the pieman to Silly Simon,“Show me first your penny.”Says Silly Simon to the pieman,“Indeed I have not any.” Silly Simon went a-fishingFor to catch a whale.All the water he had gotWas in his mother’s pail. Silly Simon went to lookIf plums grew on a thistle.He pricked his fingers very much,Which made poor Simon whistle. He went for water in a sieveBut soon it all fell through.And now poor Silly SimonBids you all “Adieu!” COUNT IT! How many pies have cherries on top? Write your answer here and see if you got it right on the next page. WORD WISE! Adieu (pronounced ‘ad-yur’) is a French word which means ‘goodbye’.…

7 min.
molly whuppie

The girls were called Molly, Caitlin and Shona Whuppie. Molly was the youngest and the cleverest of the trio, so she led her sisters through the woods to look for shelter. After a while, she spotted a light and followed it to a large house with a grand door. Molly rang the bell. A tall woman answered and Molly said, “Please let us in and give us a bite to eat. Our parents can’t feed us.” “I can’t!” cried the woman. “My husband is a giant and he’ll eat you all up.” “Please,” begged the girls. “We promise to leave before he gets back.” As the woman had three daughters of her own, she took pity on them and invited them in for bread and milk. However, sooner than expected, she heard her husband’s heavy footsteps.…

2 min.
juha the joker

Unfortunately, he didn’t own a pot large enough to cook the lamb, so he asked his neighbour if he could borrow a pot. Now, Juha had a reputation for borrowing things from his friends and neighbours and never returning them, so his neighbour was reluctant to hand over her best cooking pot. “Do you promise you will return it in the morning?” she asked. “I promise!” said Juha. “My word is as good as my long beard.” So the neighbour gave the pot to Juha and he set off home to prepare a delicious stew. He worked hard and the feast was a success. His guests complimented Juha’s cooking and helped themselves to more. The next morning, as promised, Juha returned the big cooking pot to his neighbour. As he handed it over, she…