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 fairytale 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.
Rumpelstiltskin, magical, wild, and full of rage, comes to the aid of a young girl who is given the impossible task of weaving straw into gold. She makes him a rash promise, which she finds hard to keep.
Pig and Pepper. We meet the Duchess, roughly handling a baby who looks like a pig, and the Cheshire cat who likes to vanish leaving only his grin behind. All this and two footmen who look like fish.
This is a story about a very odd bird called Tick Tock Turkey, his friend Future Dog, and a sandwich that disappeared, mysteriously, into thin air….