Storytime April 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

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

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2 min.
the fox and the cockerel

The other farm animals yawned and nestled deeper into their beds of straw, but one animal was awake and alert and had been on the prowl all night. It was a fox – a hungry fox – and she was lurking around the hen coop trying to find a way in. When she spied the cockerel, she licked her lips. She stalked up to him and said, “Cockerel, while you’re up there sounding your morning alarm, you should tell everyone the exciting news.” “What’s that?” asked the cockerel, wary of his old enemy. “Haven’t you heard? The queen has issued a special treaty. She has called for peace between all animals. No birds or beasts can hunt each other ever again. Isn’t it wonderful?” “Yes, that does sound wonderful,” agreed the cockerel. “Perhaps you could…

4 min.
beast and the bloom thief

After meeting Beauty, Beast became much less selfish about sharing his flowers. He even opened a flower shop called Beast’s Blooms. Beauty helped out sometimes if she wasn’t teaching. One morning, he was putting his finest flowers on display and planning how to prune the climbing roses around his shop when Rose Red approached. She looked distressed. “Beast, the heads have disappeared from my roses – it must be a disease. Could you look at them, please?” Rose Red plucked a rose for her mother every morning, but today, all she found were bare stems. Just then the wicked witch stormed over, clasping a bunch of wilted stalks. “The heads on all of my herbs have disappeared – it must be insects!” Beast studied the rose and the herbs. “If there is a disease or a plague…

3 min.
that’s not true!

Of course, this didn’t deter princes and knights from distant realms coming to try their luck, but none of them were very good storytellers, let alone tellers of tall stories, so they all failed to win the princess’s hand in marriage. In a faraway village, a clever young peasant called John heard the princess’s proclamation and decided to try his luck too. He made his way to the palace and demanded an audience with the king. The king was certain that if a dashing prince or knight couldn’t succeed, then a peasant stood no chance, so he invited John to perform before himself, the queen and the princess. “Good morning, young lad,” said the king. “What brings you here?” “Oh, I’m looking for a strong-minded, clever wife,” answered John, bowing to the princess. “But how…

3 min.
voyage to easter island

Many moons ago, King Hotu Matu’a and Queen Vakai ruled a beautiful land called Hiva at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. All was well and their clan lived in harmony until, one day, the king’s wise man Hau-Maka came to the king in great distress. A vision had come to him in the night. He had seen the future of Hiva and it was not good. “A flood will destroy our land,” he told the king. “We must leave here as soon as we can, but all is not lost. Our god Make-Make came to me in the dream and he led my spirit far across the ocean towards the place where the sun rises. We reached a new and better land. It is an island in the middle of the…

3 min.
funny bunny

Pearl had been in training to be the Easter bunny since she was a ball of fluff. Her mother, grandmother and many generations before her had been entrusted with the magical Easter basket. Pearl’s friends envied her. “Imagine being surrounded by chocolate,” they sighed. But that was precisely the problem. Pearl didn’t like chocolate. It was brown and melty and, somehow, it always ended up on her pale fur. Pearl took great pride in her neat and tidy fur. “You’re a funny bunny,” said her mum when Pearl complained. It was Easter soon and Pearl was old enough to help her mum with preparations. She was dreading it. “You won’t get messy – the eggs are covered in foil,” said her best friend Suki, trying to reassure her. “It’s not delivering eggs that worries me,” said…

6 min.
one eye, two eyes, three eyes

Once upon a time, there was a woman with three daughters. They were called One Eye, Two Eyes and Three Eyes. Strange names, you might think, but they’re not so strange when you know how they got them. The eldest daughter was called One Eye because she only had one eye. The middle daughter was called Two Eyes, because she had two eyes, and the youngest daughter, Three Eyes, as you can guess, had three eyes! Two Eyes’ sisters were so jealous that she looked like everyone else, they were endlessly cruel to her. “You’re as ugly as any other common person,” they taunted her. “You aren’t special like us!” They were so spiteful, they forced Two Eyes to do the worst chores, wear their old rags and eat their cold leftover scraps. One…