The Elephant’s Child

The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling From Just So Stories IN the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk. He had only a blackish, bulgy nose, as big as a boot, that he could wriggle about from side to side; but he couldn’t pick up things with it. But there…

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen Author Unknown Edited by A.Reilly Little Red Hen lived in a barnyard. She spent almost all of her time walking about the barnyard in her picketty-pecketty fashion, scratching everywhere for worms. She dearly loved fat, delicious worms and felt they were absolutely necessary to the health of her children. As often as…

April Tale

April Tale by Neil Gaiman From A Calendar of Tales You know you’ve been pushing the ducks too hard when they stop trusting you, and my father had been taking the ducks for everything he could since the previous summer. He’d walk down to the pond. “Hey ducks,” he’d say to the ducks. By January…

The Empty Cave

The Empty Cave by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com Once upon a time there was a cave. It was completely empty except for all the air. The air was everywhere as you would expect. But you wouldn’t expect to find a double-decker bus in a cave. And you’d be right, because there were no double-decker buses…

Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com One day the sky fell down and hit Chicken Licken on the head. “I thought that was going to happen” said Chicken Licken. He had a great big bump on his head, so he set off to tell the doctor. On his way he met Monkey Grunkey, who…

Six Bears Get In A Pickle

Six Bears Get In A Pickle by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com Once upon a time there was a family of six bears. There was Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear, Blue Bear, Big Bear, Clever Bear and Completely Bear. They lived in a forest that didn’t have any trees. Now, as you might expect, Daddy Bear was…

A Lovely Sunny Day

A Lovely Sunny Day by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com It was a lovely sunny day in Oak Tree Farm. An 8-year old boy called Tommy lay by the stream listening to the sounds of the countryside. The birds were singing, the cows were mooing, the lions were roaring, and the sheep were ….. Hang on,…

I Am A Mole

I Am A Mole by Gordon Dioxide From gordondioxide.com There was once a hole that had a mole living in it. He didn’t have a name because moles don’t usually bother with that sort of thing. He was very happy though, and used to go around singing a little rhyme:- “I am a mole And…