Traditional Stories

The Lion and The Mouse

One day a little mouse was running along when he happened to run across the paws of a big sleeping lion. This woke the lion – and the lion did not like to be woken up before he was ready! The lion was very angry at being disturbed, and he…

The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a hare who was always boasting about how fast he could run. One day he said to the other animals, “I’m so fast that no one can beat me. I dare anyone here to a race.” The tortoise said quietly, “I will race you.” “You!” laughed the…

The Dog and The Shadow

One day a dog was carrying home a piece of juicy meat in its mouth. “Hmm, delicious” it thought as it walked. On its way it came across a bridge, and looking in the water it saw its shadow reflecting in the water. ‘That dog has a bigger piece of…

The Ant and The Grasshopper

It was a warm summers day in the field and the grasshopper was enjoying itself, hopping about, singing and dancing. Nearby an ant was hard at work building its house and filling it with food for the winter. ‘Silly ant’ the grasshopper thought. ‘There is food everywhere. Why is it…

The Three Little Pigs

Once upon a time there was an old mother pig and three baby pigs. They all lived happily, but when the mother pig stopped working the three baby pigs had to go into the world. The first pig met a man with some straw and asked if it could have…

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Once upon a time there were three billy goats who were all called ‘Gruff’. One day the goats saw a hillside covered in beautiful, tasty grass. However, to get to the hill they had to cross a bridge, under which a mean, ugly troll lived. The first goat to cross…

The Little Red Hen

Once upon a time, on a farm, a hard-working little red hen lived with a dog, a cat and a pig. One day the little red hen decided to make some bread. “Who will help me make the bread?” asked the hen. “Not I” said the dog. “Not I” yawned…

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was liked by everyone she knew, and loved by her mother and grandmother. The child liked to wear a red, velvet hood, and so people called her Little Red Riding Hood. One day Little Red Riding Hood’s mother spoke to…

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