A royal frog you say? Perhaps, but our young princess will never believe it until she is helped by the lowly creature, who, with charm and cunning, wins her heart and saves the day. Never judge a book by its cover or a frog by its skin!
In Beatrix Potter’s enchanted world we meet a curious but sometimes naughty rabbit named Peter, who lives with his brothers and sisters in a little sandbank under the root of a large tree near the woods. His wise mother tries to warn her bunny children about the danger of visiting Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. Did Peter listen to her? Find out what comes of too much curiousity in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
A fire-breathing beast approaches and all who stand in its path shall be destroyed! Who will protect the kingdom? Perhaps a brave king shall rise, or a knight with sharpened sword. Maybe the answer lies with a quiet elder who is wise and patient. The story will reveal who triumphs…proving that the truth is the greatest force of all.
Who was the little grey man in the forest? What kind of magic did he possess? What happened to the boy who was kind to him? The classic tale by the Brothers Grimm will answer these questions and more, as we travel backward through time in the fireside folktales of the old Black Forest in Germany, once upon a time. Listen, and we will begin our journey……
Timothy the Squirrel was a hero! He sent a flock of birds to save Little Bunny’s Brother and Sister, when their red balloon carried them high into the sky. (Hear all about this adventure when you listen to: The Little Bunny Who Thought For Himself, recorded earlier). In this story, Mama Bunny takes Little Bunny to meet Timothy and thank him for saving her children. Listen now as Little Bunny makes friends with Timothy, and hears the story of how he found his name.
Goldilocks is in such trouble! Her curious eyes could not help looking into the window of the three bear’s home, and when she did, she saw porridge. What should she do? It looked so yummy and she was so hungry. The temptation was too much for her and she came inside. Wait till you hear what happened when the three bears came home.
Placed under a dark spell, a royal Prince is given the appearance of a terrible beast. The spell can only be broken by a maiden who senses his inner goodness and loves him for himself. Beauty is repulsed at first, yet something tells her that within this beast dwells something pure and good. Listen to her tale of discovery!
Imagine how you would feel if someone called you an “ugly duckling” and people picked on you and told you that you were odd and different. What if you didn’t have friends and a loving home. How terribly sad you would feel! In Hans Christian Andersen’s wonderful story about growth and change, an ugly duckling, in the end, becomes something wondrous and beautiful. Everyone is amazed, but no one is more surprised than “the ugly duckling” himself.
The moral to this tale is to never stop and talk to strangers, especially wolves in the deep forest. This older version of Little Red Riding Hood is entitled The True Story of Little Golden Hood, as she was known long ago in France. Some younger listeners might find the wolf a bit scary, but after all he IS a wolf!
Little Bunny and Bobolink Bird knew that mother hummingbird had built a nest. Where could it be? What was inside it? Would Little Bunny be able to see the eggs hatch and the little birds learn to fly? Listen now to our story and find out.