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KIDS BOOKS - The stories

 The Woodland Christmas Ball - It’s winter time and all the Little Friends are getting ready to go to sleep. But first they are going to have a big party. Flora Frog gets everyone to tidy the clearing. Bella Bee polishes the mushrooms and Bennie Bug, Leah Ladybird and Betsy Beetle gather food to eat. Sammy Spider puts up cobwebs for the Glow-worms to hang from as they are going to light up the clearing with their tails. Godfrey Grasshopper sends Freddie Fly to ask Jenny Wren, Basil Blue Tit, Timmy Tortoise and Dora Dormouse to come to the party. And Annie Ant, Abby Ant, Alex Ant and Andy Ant are bringing their musical instruments to play so the Little Friends can dance. Of course, there is always one Little Friend who really looks forward to the Christmas Ball and that is Sarah Butterfly. She loves party’s. Do you?

Little Friends The Woodland Christmas Ball Book

 Ouch It Hurts - Bobo the Baby Rabbit is running around outside with his brothers and sisters. When he gets tired he goes to sit down and sits on top of Emily Hedgehog who quickly rolls into a ball, frightening poor Bobo and pricking him with her spikes. Bobo doesn’t know about Emily Hedgehogs spikes, do you? Emily tells him why she has them and how they protect her. Once Bobo knows that Emily didn’t mean to hurt him he and Emily become good friends.

 Bella’s Birthday Surprise - Flora Frog, Godfrey Grasshopper and all the Little Friends are gathering in the woods. They are organising a birthday party for Bella Bee who has gone with Dolly Dragonfly to the garden to collect pollen. Bennie Bug and Betsy Beetle, along with Sarah Butterfly and Leah Ladybird are collecting nice things for the party. And Carrie Caterpillar has gone to get the birthday present and Godfrey Grasshopper the cake. Everyone will be at the party including Freddie Fly, the Glow-worms and Sammy Spider. Even the Ants are coming with their musical instruments so everyone can dance. Come and join the fun and see how happy Bella Bee is with the big surprise.

 The Missing Ants - Flora Frog is sat enjoying the sunshine when she hears that Abby Ant’s sister Annie Ant and her brothers Alex and Andy Ant are missing. Bella Bee and Dolly Dragonfly go off to try to find them but they can’t. Poor Abby Ant becomes upset so Boris Wasp tries to find them. Soon he comes back with good news and before long the missing Ants come sailing down the river. This makes everyone very happy and Abby Ant goes sailing away into the sunshine.

 Playing Hide & Seek - Dora Dormouse is on her way to have tea with Timmy Tortoise when she comes across Alex Ant who is playing hide and seek. Alex Ant asks for Dora Dormouse’s help as he needs to count to ten so he can go to find the hidden ants. Dora tries to help but is finding it hard so she asks for help from Sammy Spider. But even with Sammy Spider’s help they still can’t count to ten. Only when Godfrey Grasshopper comes along and tells them what to do can they manage to count to the right number. Once they have Alex Ant can go and look for the hidden ants. Can you help Alex Ant count the right numbers and find the hidden ants?  

 Timmy’s New Friend - Timmy Tortoise is a sad and lonely tortoise because he hasn’t got a friend. Dora Dormouse tries to help Timmy by asking who he has asked to be his friend. Timmy tells Dora about Sammy Spider, Fred Fox, Sarah Butterfly and The Ants. Timmy Tortoise thinks they are all special animals so they can’t be his friend. Dora Dormouse knows Timmy is right about them all being special but then she has a brilliant idea as to who can be Timmy Tortoises’ friend. Can you guess who it is?

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Marty is a Lonely Mole - Marty Mole lives under the lawn in the garden and he is lonely. He goes on an adventure to find a new friend who will come and live with him and keep him company. Marty searches in the garden but can’t find anyone so he starts looking across the fields. Digging his way under the corn fields he finally spots a mole hill. Do you think Marty will be lucky and find a friend to live with him?

What A Busy Bee - It is Spring in the garden and all the flowers have started smiling at the sun. This means its time for Bella Bee to come and collect the pollen so she cam make some honey. Follow Bella as she flies round the garden and visits the lovely coloured flowers asking them if she can collect the pollen.

A Very Good Day - Winter was over and Spring had come to the garden. Big Fish was feeling hungry so she was eating some of the food floating on top of the pond. Kitty Cat was out early as she was going to see her friends in the farmyard. And Bella Bee was collecting pollen to make honey. Big Fish didn’t know about honey so Bella told her all about how it was made. And what the lady in the big house did with it. Do you like honey?

Kitty Cat Shows Off - The Little Friends are meeting in the garden today because Kitty Cat has something important to show them. None of the Little Friends can guess what it is but they are very excited. Martha and Marty Mole have come up from their underground house and even Timmy Tortoise and Dora Dormouse have arrived. They won’t be disappointed and neither will you.

Time to Eat - Karla Koi thinks the lady in the big house has forgotten to feed the fish today. She asks Bella Bee if she will go and look to see if the lady is at home. Bella is a good Little Friend so she does. When she comes back she tell Karla the lady is coming to feed them. But Bella has to hide. Can you guess why?

I Think I’m Lost - Basil Blue Tit is busy collecting twigs when a strange fluffy ball asks him for help. The ball is really Snowball the white rabbit who is on her way to visit her sister Poppy with 5 baby bunnies. But she is lost and has forgotten which path she should take to get to the garden. Timmy Tortoise comes along just in time to help Snowball and her babies find their way.