A short and very SNAPPY telling of Little Red Riding Hood that ends very happily FOR THE WOLF ! (you have been warned). It’s fun though – and it’s the original version.
We return to Egg Island to answer the age-old question: which came first, the turkey or the egg? Future Dog and Jen Penguin solve the case of the mysterious egg, while Tick Tock Turkey goes in search of sea worms for his Lunchfast.
The Queen’s Croquet-Ground. It is a wonder that anybody is left alive, the Queen is so busy calling for the executioners. The Queen meets her match though in the disappearing form of the Cheshire cat.
How an exceptionally grumpy fish who lives on the pond with Prince Bertie the Frog was turned into the King for a day and tried to ban football. There’s a moral in it somewhere.
The big sister was called Debbie. And the little sister was called Daisy. Debbie was seven. And Daisy was four. And one day Daisy wished that she could be the big sister….
Aesop’s fable of the runaway slave and the lion with a thorn in its paw. A story of gratitude.
Three billy goats, each with the same name (Gruff), are on the way up the hillside to eat grass and get fat. On the way they have to cross a bridge where a hungry troll lies in wait in the ravine.
Oscar Wilde’s story of a statue and a swallow is both beautiful and sad. The statue was once a happy prince with no idea that others could be sad. Now that he is a statue, high above the city, he can see that his happiness is not shared by all. A longer story with a moral message – perhaps connected to Easter.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – one of the most famous of all chapters in children’s literature – is here presented in all its wonderful lunacy. A mad March Hare, an even madder Hatter, and a dozy dormouse provide company for Alice at tea table where the party never ceases because time is stuck perpetually at 6pm.
Mystery and romance as a poor cowherd solves the mystery of where 12 princesses disappear to at night.