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Storytime February 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

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Luma Creative Ltd
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leo’s dino

“We’ve got a garden now – you can see that from your bedroom window instead!” said Dad.“It’s lovely and peaceful round here,” said Mum with a contented sigh.“You’ll never make new friends if you keep grumping around,” said Leo’s big sister, Alice.Leo went up to his room and stared glumly out at the garden. It was a huge garden. There was a wood behind it and the trees looked great for climbing. Maybe he could even hang a swing from one of them. Wait… what was that? “Did I just see…?” Leo was sure he’d seen something moving in the trees. Something big.He pressed his nose against the glass. There it was again. The top of the tallest tree seemed to bow down to the ground and spring up…

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alphabet zoo

Slowly, so slowly, we stroll over to meetThe sloth all sluggish, dangling by its feet.Awake now and smiling, it munches a leaf,But for most of the day, it’s fast asleep. Some sloths have two toes; this one has three,Slow-motion dweller of the rainforest tree.Next stop – hold your noses... just in case!We visit the skunk with its black and white face. It won’t spray a stink bomb unless it’s scared,It will hiss and stomp first, so be prepared!But truly, it’s timid, this American beast,And happiest at night with an insect feast. The super sugar glider is nocturnal too,It loves sticky tree sap and sweet honeydew.It can glide for fifty metres, sometimes more.The mid-air marsupial – see it soar! The sea…

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little mouse makes friends

“Don’t stay out too long,” said Mr and Mrs Mouse, fussing over him. “Be quick and be careful – and be cautious about who you talk to.”Little Mouse nodded and peeped out of the hole. The farm looked big and scary, but it was time to be brave.“Bye, Mummy! Bye, Daddy!” he squeaked. He scampered out of the hole and didn’t look back. Mr and Mrs Mouse scurried up and down waiting for him, their whiskers twitching trying to sense trouble. After a long wait, Little Mouse darted through the hole.“How was it, son?” asked Mr Mouse.“Oh, it was brilliant!” said Little Mouse, beaming. “But it was a bit scary too.”“Why?” fussed Mrs Mouse. “What happened to you?”“Well, when I was exploring, I saw two strange creatures. The…

access_time4 min.
how stories began

With his axe and chisel, Zenzele could turn gnarled old stumps into beautiful carvings of animals. His sculptures decorated the village where they lived. Zenzele’s creations made his family and neighbours happy, but when the sun had set, during the long, dark nights, everyone was bored.“We have nothing to do!” cried the children. “Can you tell us some stories?”Zenzele and Manzandaba thought hard, but there weren’t any stories to tell.One day, Manzandaba said to her husband, “You are an artist – you carve and bring happiness. I will be our storyteller, but first I must find some stories to tell.” Manzandaba said farewell to her family, and set off to find some stories. She decided to ask every animal she passed if it had a story to share.“Hey, hare!”…

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prince dearborn and grandfather knowitall

The woodcutter who answered looked worried. “My wife is expecting a baby tonight,” he said. “But you can sleep in our loft, Your Majesty.”The king shared a simple supper with the man and his wife, and climbed up to the loft to sleep. An hour later, a bonny baby boy was born.At midnight, a bright flash of light woke the king. When he peeped downstairs, he saw a fairy godmother standing over the baby and heard her say, “My gift to you, dear boy, is that you will marry the daughter of the king who sleeps upstairs.”The fairy godmother disappeared in an instant, leaving the king full of worry. The queen was expecting a baby, but no child of his could marry the son of a woodcutter! The king…

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the camel

Canary birds feed on sugar and seed,Parrots have crackers to crunch;And, as for the poodles, they tell me the noodlesHave chickens and cream for their lunch.But there’s never a questionAbout MY digestion – Anything does for me! Cats, you’re aware, can repose in a chair,Chickens can roost upon rails;Puppies are able to sleep in a stable,And oysters can slumber in pails.But no one supposesA poor camel dozes – Any place does for me! Lambs are enclosed where it’s never exposed,Coops are constructed for hens:Kittens are treated to houses well heated,And pigs are protected by pens.But a camel comes handyWherever it’s sandy – Anywhere does for me! People would laugh if you rode a giraffe,Or mounted the…

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