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The Owl and the Pussycat

Owl and the Pussycat

This romantic “nonsense” by Edward Lear is a classic of children’s literature. Its lilting rhythm has a wonderfully calming effect on the senses.

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Two Poems about Mice

The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse by Richard Scrafton Sharp (based on Horace). The Mouse and the Cake by Eliza Cook. Two charming Victorian poems about mice.

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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly by Marry Howitt is a poem with a moral and a warning for children. Listen to this dramatic reading by Natasha Lee Lewis.

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Shock-Headed Peter

Wonderfully nasty poems by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann about naughty children who DON’T deserve any presents at Christmas. Four from the collection of little horrors – Shock-Headed Peter, Cruel Frederick, Dreadful Harriet, and Flying Robert.

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A Visit From St. Nicholas

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. No Rudolf but Santa’s Reindeer Dasha, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen feature.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The famous story of the greatest rat-charmer of all time. Verse by Robert Browning. Natasha’s reading is synced to the beautiful illustrations of Kate Greenaway (1846 – 1901).

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Video: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Ipod Video: A slide show that syncs the beautiful illustrations of Kate Greenaway with Robert Browning’s Poem read by Natasha of Storynory. This version will play on a Video iPod and in iTunes and Quicktime.

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The Duck and the Kangaroo

“Please give me a ride on your back,” Said the Duck to the Kangaroo: “I would sit quite still, and say nothing but ‘Quack’. From Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

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The Jumblies

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea… And when the Sieve turned round and round, And every one cried, ‘You’ll all be drowned!’ They called aloud, ‘Our Sieve ain’t big, But we don’t care a button! we don’t care a fig! By Edward Lear.

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Fidgety Philip

Fidgety Philip won’t sit still and he drives his poor parents crazy – a poem by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann

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