There was an Old Person whose habbits, Induced him to feed upon Rabbits, When he’d eaten eighteen, He turned perfectly green, Upon which he relinquished those habbits. Limerick by Edward Lear (1812-1888) from his Book of Nonsense.
The Kingdom of Nepal in the Himalayan mountains has hosted an international elephant race. If you would like to see a video of the elephant race, the news agency Reuters has one here.
This isn’t a joke about why the toad crossed the road. It’s a true story from Norton’s Wood, Somerset, here in England. At this time of year, loads of toads are on the move, looking for mates so that they can start families and have lots of little toads. Unfortunatley, many of them get squashed […]
Down on the pond we have been thinking up some jokes for our our new “kidding” section on Storynory. We’ve decided that the old ones are the best, and this is one of the oldest… Q: What did the grape say when it got run-over? A: Nothing. It just made a little wine. HA! Ha! […]
Many thanks to all the people who supported our Campaign to Save Christopher Robin. The Multi-National of Very Little Brain, as your probably recall, decided to write out the character from its latest series of Pooh Bear and his friends adventures. Even worse, they are replacing him with a girl. More than thirty Storynory readers […]
Podcasts for Educators, a very useful resource for schools interested in using audio in the classroom, has a new look just in time for the New Year. It’s a good example of how to produce a clean, uncluttered design, with a modern feel. I used their directory to research my pre-Christmas review of podcasts by […]
Pooh, the bear of very little brain, is 80 years old. The first story about him appeared in the London Evening News at Christmas 1925. As Storynory listeners and readers know, we are objecting to Disney’s callous treatment of Pooh’s friend and mentor, Christopher Robin. They are giving him the axe from the TV show. […]
‘One of the great dog movie’s of all time’ is probably not the most sought after accolade for a film director. Still, Charles Sturridge has done a fine piece of work with his new version of ‘Lassie’. He sticks to a classic piece of story-telling, with little in the way of special effects, and coaxs […]
I’ve spent an enjoyable evening browsing podcasts from schools all over the world. Podcasts are, of course, audio programmes over the internet (like Storynory), and the term was recently declared “word of the year” by The New Oxford American Dictionary. Schools podcasts are enormous fun for the children, but also, I imagine, for their teachers. […]
King Kong has returned to the big screen this Christmas. I probably won’t go to see him in his latest computer-generated incarnation – unless Storynory readers can recommend that I do. For me, the one and true King is the original 1933 version. The plot takes its robust structure from a fairy tale – Beauty […]