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Storytime

Storytime April 2020

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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4 min.
the llama pyjama drama

Maya could barely contain her excitement – her dad had booked a llama trek at a local farm! She only saw him once a month, and they always did something special together. Maya was so excited she couldn’t sleep the night before the trip and she fidgeted all the way to the farm. “Try to calm down, Maya,” said Dad. “Animals pick up on it when you’re agitated, you know.” When they pulled up, Maya bounded out of the car and scrambled over a haystack. Dad dragged her to the meeting place, where lots of other families were waiting. Soon Mrs Bovey joined them. She was in charge of the llamas. “She’s the llama farmer,” said Dad, chuckling. Mrs Bovey talked about the llamas and told everyone what to do, but Maya wasn’t listening. She…

5 min.
anders and the red hat

Once there was a little boy called Anders, and he had a new hat. A better hat had never been seen, because his mother had made it. It was bright red with a smart blue tassel on top. Anders wanted everybody to see how good he looked in his hat, so he put his hands in his pockets and went out for a walk. The first person he met was a farmer walking along by his wagon. He bowed so low when he saw Anders, his nose almost touched the ground. He was shocked when he realised it was only Anders. “Why, I thought you were a prince in that hat. Would you like a ride?” Anders said, “No, thank you. Young men in fine red hats don’t ride on farmers’ wagons.” Up ahead Anders…

2 min.
the blue jackal

One dark night in India, a hungry jackal was stalking through a village looking for food when a pack of dogs caught his scent and chased him. Dogs hate jackals, so the jackal ran wildly through the village trying to escape. He swerved around a corner and leapt into a large barrel, where he hid. Luckily, the dogs raced by. They had lost his scent. When he was sure it was safe, the jackal crept out of the vat and skulked back towards the jungle but, as he passed a pond, he was startled by his own reflection. In the light of the moon, his fur looked bright blue. He must have jumped into a barrel of blue dye! The jackal grinned. “This could be interesting,” he thought. “I look like no other animal…

3 min.
kintu and nambi

In early times, nobody lived in Uganda except for one man, whose name was Kintu. Kintu owned a cow which was his only friend, so he was very lonely. Up in the sky, somewhere beyond the clouds, lived King Ggulu. He had many sons and daughters, who used to slide down to Earth whenever there was a rainbow and stay for a while to explore. They thought Earth was beautiful. One day, two of King Ggulu’s sons saw a rainbow touching Earth. “Come with us,” they called to their sister Nambi. So she joined her brothers and slid all the way down the rainbow to Uganda. When they arrived, they saw Kintu sitting all alone watching his cow graze. They were frightened at first because they had never seen a human, but they soon…

5 min.
the town musicians of bremen

Once upon a time, a farmer was leading his donkey to the mill when he noticed the donkey was struggling under the weight of the sacks on his back. “This is no good,” muttered the farmer. “What use is a donkey if he’s too old to carry sacks?” The donkey felt sad. He knew he wasn’t as strong as he used to be and sensed his time was coming to an end. That day, the donkey escaped from the barn and set off down the road. “I’ll go to Bremen,” brayed the donkey. “I’ve heard you can have a good life there and I’ve always loved music. I’ll make my living as a town musician.” When he had walked for a while, he met a dog who was hiding in a ditch, gasping for…

1 min.
the land of counterpane

When I was sick and lay a-bed,I had two pillows at my head,And all my toys beside me layTo keep me happy all the day. And sometimes for an hour or soI watched my leaden soldiers go,With different uniforms and drills,Among the bedclothes, through the hills; And sometimes sent my ships in fleetsAll up and down among the sheets;Or brought my trees and houses out,And planted cities all about. I was the giant great and still That sits upon the pillow-hill, And sees before him, dale and plain, The pleasant land of Counterpane.…