Funny Stories

Max and the Moonmaid

One sunny day, Max and his family took a picnic to the lake. They had plenty of sunscreen as well as their nets to catch tiddlers. Max threw some cake crumbs in as bait. ‘We might catch Grandma Jones if we’re lucky,’ he said. Grandma Jones was an old catfish Max badly wanted to catch. He thought catfish were cool because, when he was little

The Swineherd

There was once a poor prince who had a kingdom, but it was a very small one. Still, it was big enough to allow him to share it with someone, so he decided to get married. It was certainly quite cheeky of him to ask the emperor’s daughter, “Will you marry me?” as he did one day. But he was well known far and wide, and there were a hundred pri

The Emperor’s New Clothes

With coloured illustrations by Many, many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them. His only ambition was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his soldiers, and going to the theatre did not interest him. The only thing, in fact, he thought anything of was to go o

What a Good Man Does is Always Right

(Narration background music courtesy of  ) There was once a very old farmhouse in country, with a thatched roof, with all sorts of moss and plants growing on it. The walls of the house were crooked and only one window could be opened. Outside a dog lay around most of the day, barking at everything that passed by. An old couple lived in this ho

The Dandruff Prank

I was not the youngest in my family. But when it came to teasing, for some unknown reason, at age seven I seemed to be the favorite target. The three oldest––Eric, Lara, and Adam––were experts at it. They seemed to know exactly what to do to get under my skin. And speaking of skin, that just happened to be their target one day––the ski

Stirfry Gets Fit

Stirfry is a big fat lazy cat. His coat is the colour of honey. His paws are white.  He loves to lie in the sun. He loves to purr, but most of all, he loves to eat.   Stirfry hates cheap, nasty, dried food.  When the man shops, he buys the best food, little silver trays of salmon or turkey with thick gravy. But when the woman shops, she buys, n

An Eel in the Aquarium

This is a story of the time I was still a young girl and had a funny pet fish : an eel ! Yes, it was indeed an eel. As you might know, eel stew is a culinary delicacy in Portugal, and my parents love it. My mother and one of her friends went then one day to the market to buy eels. My friend Gracie and I, we had accompanied our mothers, and we ha

Don’t Forget to Wash Behind Your Ears

Mom and Dad had company over.  I didn’t know much about the Robinsons, only that they didn’t have any kids my age.  If they did I wouldn’t have had to chase the football when I practiced kickoffs, or we could have played Frisbee, or even had a water fight.  Water fights were the best on hot summer days, and today was a scorcher. Still, I

A Very Special Guitar

Once upon a time, there was a little frog who loved music more than anything else. He love croaking together with his brothers, but he also loved listening to the birds’ singing or the crickets’ chirping. He just could not get enough of all those beautiful melodies surrounding his pond each day. One day, however, he noticed a young man who sat

Ballymoss the Super Hen

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