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Stories

I qualified as a primary teacher in 1969. At my first placement I had a class of top infants. We finished the day with story time and these are a sample of the stories I told the children, all of which had a moral to them. I hope you enjoy reading them. The illustrations are done by Ruth Price and Joan Butterworth. Stories © The Digglers ~ Pet Memory Website. Illustrations © Ruth Price and Joan Butterworth.

Story Index


The Island

Synopsis: A children's story about a young school girl called Diana who lives on an island. A funny enchanting story about friendship and childhood adventures.


Sammy, The Inquisitive Kitten

Synopsis: A children's short story about a young kitten who wants to know more about the world outside the barn he lives in. The moral of the story is that being too inquisitive can cause you alot of trouble.


The Juicy, Green Apple

Synopsis: A short story about what happens with a family of rabbits find a juicy green appel thrown away by a little girl. The moral of the story is that it is always better to share with others.


Buzzy, The Mischievous Fly

Synopsis: A children's short story about a mischievous fly and what he gets up to. The moral of the story is that you should not be mischievous.


The Little Fir Tree

Synopsis: A children's story about the life of a little fir tree, who does not want to leave the woods to become a wooden pole.


The Vain Little Dust-bin

Synopsis: A children's short story about a dust-bin who does not want to get dirty. The moral of the story is that vanity does not bring you happiness.


Darren's Stunts

Synopsis: Cautionary tale about a boy who copied stunts off the television and the trouble it caused.


Ronny And His Journey To The Sun

Synopsis: A story about a rocket who thinks he knows best when he goes for a journey into space. The moral of the story is that you might not be right all the time.


The Picnic

Synopsis: A children's story about a boy who goes for a picnic and leaves his rubbish behind and the trouble it causes. The moral of the story is when you are in the countryside take your litter home.


The Field Of Trouble

Synopsis: A tale about being a responsible person and taking care of the countryside and how careless actions of others can have disastrous effects on the countryside's wildlife.


Craig's Present

Synopsis: Craig wants to get his mum a lovely birthday present. When he finally finds the perfect gift he falls ill. Will he be able to get the present on time?


Debbie's Watch

Synopsis: Debbie is afraid to go to school, but she discovers an interest in clocks and telling the time. Her mum buys her a watch of her own, but she has a mishap with the watch on the way to school which could have serious consequences.


Mr Grumpy

Synopsis: Mr Grumpy is a old man who likes to laugh at others misfortunes. A pixie comes along and treats Mr Grumpy to a dose of his own medicine. The moral of the story is not to laugh at others. Instead be kind to everyone.


The Apple That Wouldn't Fall

Synopsis: A story about how an apple thought he was the best, but by doing so he alienates himself from everyone else. What will the apple do now he is on his own?