The Husband who was to Mind the House
A man thinks his wife doesn’t do anything right, so agrees readily when she suggests swapping places for a day. He soon realises that the work she does is not as simple as it first appears.
Boots and his Brothers
The King announces that anyone who can chop down the oak tree and dig a well for him can marry the princess and have half the kingdom. Boots and his two brothers go off to try their luck, but Boots keeps wandering off to investigate things along the way.
Far Away Adventures
After a big fight with his mum, Mark decides to run away and right into a space adventure.
Unforeseen Adventures and Hidden Treasures
Lizzy hates her stepdad, but does he really have a time machine in his attic?
Life’s a Starfish – or Better Not?
The crabs worked hard to build the reef structure, but is Starfish stealing their glory yet again?
All of Aesop’s fables, beautifully illustrated by Milo Winter. Dip in and out, each one only takes a minute or two.
The Remarkable Rocket
A pompous rocket boasts to everyone how remarkable he is going to be when he is let off.
The Devoted Friend
A bird tells a rat a story about a kind gardener and his friend, a rich miller, who didn’t understand the meaning of friendship.
The Selfish Giant
A selfish giant owns a beautiful garden but won’t let the children play in it.
The Nightingale and the Rose
A nightingale sacrifices herself so that a student can have a red rose to bring the girl he loves.
The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince, a statue, asks a swallow to take his precious stones and gold leaf to give to the poor who are suffering.
Sally Migrundy lives happily in the Whispering Forest. One day, she receives an unexpected message in a bottle that comes floating down the stream and decides to send a message of her own.