Bellamy Bell – Helena Sheridan
540 words Children 5 – 7 years
Bellamy Bell was very excited because soon he would ring in the New Year, until a bigger, louder bell called Belvedere, came along and changed everything.
No-one was ever late in the town of Dingaling Dell because standing in the middle of the square was a charming clock tower and inside the tower was a tiny bell called Bellamy. Bellamy had a very important job.
Charlie Cheesy Grin – Helena Sheridan
700 words Children 5 – 7 years
Charlie loved to eat lots and lots of sweets, but never brushed his teeth. Then one day Charlie ate so many yummy caramels he got a terrible toothache, and the dreaded D.K. Monster came to take all Charlie’s teeth away. What could Charlie do?
Daniel and the Disagreeable Shadow – Helena Sheridan
520 words Children 5 – 7 years
Daniel had such a terrible temper, that one day he fought with his shadow and it ran away! What could Daniel do to get his shadow back?
Daniel and his friend Pete had been playing football in the garden, when suddenly Pete shot the football smartly into the net. “I won! I won!” Pete shouted, but Daniel got very angry… He huffed and puffed and stamped his feet, his face turned very red,
Henia the Hen – Helena Sheridan
500 words Children 5 – 7 years
Henia the hen was very sad because she couldn’t lay a single egg. All the other hens laughed at her and Farmer Furrow was going to sell Henia at the market, but then an astonishing thing happened.
All the hens in the henhouse at Furrow Farm were busy keeping their eggs nice and warm, but one little hen called Henia, was very sad because:- She couldn’t lay an egg at all Although she tried and tried, “What a silly hen you are!” The other chickens cried.
Jack Grewit and the Enchanted Garden – Helena Sheridan
600 words Children 3 – 7 years
Jack loved growing all sorts of wonderful flowers, but every morning when he came back to look as his beautiful garden, he was very sad.
When the sun came up again,
Just as Jack had feared,
His precious, pretty flowers,
Had somehow disappeared!
Many Years ago in the far off village of Blooming Well, lived a young gardener called Jack Grewit. Jack loved growing flowers because… Whenever Jack would plant a seed Much to his surprise, The flowers grew at lightning speed, In every shape and size. But every night something very odd happened in Jack’s garden. Because…
Sammy Saves the Day – Helena Sheridan
510 words Children 3 – 7 years
Farmer Plowright was very angry with Sammy his new scarecrow for Sammy was much too friendly. Poor Sammy was taken to the village dump. Sammy was very upset until he found a pair of shiny roller skates that changed everything.
When Farmer Plowright saw his corn fields he was very angry because all the corn had been eaten away. He glared at Sammy, his new scarecrow and shook his head. Because:- On Sammy’s outstretched arms, the birds Would gather for a chat, While drowsy field mice slumbered Beneath his tattered hat.
Someone’s Stolen Teddy! – Helena Sheridan
590 words Children 3 – 7 years
Santa was very busy on Christmas Eve loading his magic sleigh with lots of wonderful toys. There were dolls, and racing cars, building blocks, but…where was the teddy bear?
Suddenly a deep, rasping voice boomed out…
“You will not find the teddy bear
I’ve hidden him away,
So there will be no happiness
Or gifts on Christmas day.”
“Oh no!” Santa gasped. “It’s the Giant Misery. He hates Christmas. If I don’t find the little teddy I won’t be able to deliver any presents and the children will be sad on Christmas Day!”
It was Christmas Eve and the elves and fairies were very busy helping Santa load his sleigh with lots of lovely toys to take to all the children. “Be careful not to forget anything!” Santa said. “My sleigh will not fly if even one present is missing.” And he checked his list again…
The Cobbler’s Wish – Helena Sheridan
600 words Children 5 – 7 years
Zachary Tack the cobbler was very mean and didn’t like Christmas. When Santa granted Zachary a Christmas wish, the cobbler made a greedy wish so he could be very rich, but then strange things began to happen.
Many years ago there was a greedy old cobbler called Zachary Tack. Zachary didn’t like Christmas because everyone gave lots of presents to their friends but he was much too mean to have any friends. Every morning he would gaze out of his shop window at the people doing their Christmas shopping.
The Duchess and the Donkey – Helena Sheridan
500 words Children 5 – 7 years
The Duchess does nothing and was very, very lazy until Humphrey Humphitall came along. Then everything changed.
Duchess Doesnothing was very, very lazy. Every morning she would lie in her enormous bed and call out to her servants. “Get my slippers! Open the curtains! Fetch my breakfast!” The servants would rush about the big house doing all the things the lazy Duchess wanted.
The Grime Gremlins – Helena Sheridan
500 words Children 5 – 7 years
The Mayor of Clutterborough was very upset because every night the grime gremlins would sneak into his nice, clean town and turn all the bins upside down and make a terrible mess.
“What can I do?” cried the Mayor, then suddenly he had a great idea.
The Mayor of Clutterborough was very upset because his clean little town was suddenly very untidy. Every day the villagers would put all their bottles, tins cans and cardboard boxes into the rubbish bins, but when darkness fell something very strange happened…
The Sorcerer’s Curse – Helena Sheridan
650 words Children 5 – 7 years
Billy was a poor peddler who loved the beautiful Princess Grinella. Then one day, the King made a Royal proclamation that the Princess wished to marry whoever could win her heart. Billy raced to the Palace and was delighted when the Princess chose to marry him, but then the evil sorcerer, Elsinor, cast a wicked spell on them both…
Many years ago, in the village of Gigglesway, a poor peddler called Billy, fell in love with the beautiful Princess Grinella. Every morning Billy would take his brightly painted cart to the village square to sell ribbons and clothes pegs to the passers-by. It was very hot work and Billy grew very tired, but he didn’t mind, because as the town clock struck twelve something wonderful happened…