This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.
'Icarus' as told by Nanny Piggins
When Derrick leaves his homework at school, Nanny Piggins helps him by recounting the famous story from Greek mythology - the story of Icarus. Which she just happens to know because her (great times 48) aunt Daedulus Piggins was Icarus' mother.
A Tall Tale about Faces... and Green Tights
While walking home from school, Tammy and Mum discuss the possible things Mr Stuart could be doing on his day off from classroom teaching.
'Rumplestiltskin' as told by Nanny Piggins
When Nanny Piggins gets a little bit over enthusiastic about commandeering an ice cream van, she and the children pass the time on the walk home with the story about a distant cousin of her and the strange little man who helped her spin straw into...
Friday Barnes and the Case of the Boy who was Kidnapped
When a boy is kidnapped from Highcrest Academy, Friday is astonished that no one is concerned. She soon finds out that he stages his kidnapping all the time, but Friday realises that this could be the perfect cover for a real kidnapping.
A Tall Tale about Socks... and Goblins
One night after dinner, Mum reveals to Vanessa and Tammy that they are going to have to start picking up their own socks because of tragic circumstances involving the work place conditions of fairies.
Nanny Piggins tells 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
Nanny Piggins tells the story of her distant cousin Matilda Piggins, a shoemaker who struggled against the pigism in the shoe industry to make enough money to eat the enormous volume of cake her athletic metabolism required.
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What a joy to hear Rachel in full story telling mode with all the ups and downs and silly things in between. A great listen for adults and children alike. Really enjoying the off the wall versions of traditional bedtime stories.