A Dog Called Cat – Tracey Glasspool
1040 words Children 3 – 7 years
Digger is in the doghouse. He has eaten the sausages, chewed dad’s slippers and tiddled on the kitchen floor. Digger decides that being a dog isn’t much fun anymore – but what should he be instead?
Digger the dog sat in the garden. His ears drooped, his tail drooped, even his whiskers drooped. “Outside!” Mum had shouted. “You are a very naughty dog!” Digger hadn’t meant to eat the sausages that had been left out for tea. He hadn’t meant to chew Dad’s favourite slippers. And he really hadn’t meant to tiddle on Mum’s clean kitchen floor. “I don’t want to be a dog anymore,” he said. He padded off, thinking about what he could be instead.
Blackbird and Owl – Tracey Glasspool
800 words Children 0 – 5 years
Blackbird wonders what happens when the sun goes down. When he flies off to find out he makes a new friend in Owl. But Blackbird loves the day and Owl loves the night …. how can the two friends be together?
Blackbird was a bird of the day. He loved sunshine and rainbows, butterflies and sunflowers, green leaves and cotton-wool clouds. He loved singing with the other birds and swooping through the brilliant blue skies. But Blackbird couldn’t help wondering what happened when he went to sleep. Sometimes, just as he was settling into his nest with heavy, half-closed eyes, he caught glimpses of the deep, dark night and of shadowy, fluttery shapes.
Magnificent Maude – Tracey Glasspool
700 words Children 3 – 7 years
Princess Maude expects everything around her to be magnificent. When she has to organise her own party things go very wrong – will Maude realise how hard everyone works for her?
Princess Maude lived with her mother and father, the Queen and King. She was very clever, very pretty and very funny. But she was also very bossy, very demanding and she had very bad manners. She wanted everything to be magnificent – nothing else was good enough. “I want a cake,” she said to the Baker. “Make it magnificent!” So the Baker baked a delicious strawberry cake.
Read It Again – 20 Stories for Children of All Ages
20 stories to enrich the lives of children. This book contains stories for both younger and older children. Always have a story to read at bedtime, whatever their age.
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The Colour Pixie – Tracey Glasspool
1000 words Children 3 – 7 years
Chloe lives in a dull and dreary land of grey. When she encounters a strange visitor one day he changes her world completely – but how?
This story is included in the collection Read It Again
Chloe lived in a land of grey – a dull and dreary and dismal land. Everybody who lived there knew that there was something missing. But nobody knew what it was. One evening, as Chloe was having a cup of grey cocoa in a grey mug in her grey kitchen, she heard something WHOOSH overhead. She rushed to the window and looked out. She saw a bright flash and a ribbon of light snaking through the sky overhead. It seemed to be heading towards a nearby wood.