CLASSIC POEM: TEDDY BEAR

Classic Poem for Children written by: A. A. Milne.

Kids! Today we publish this classic Poem written by the famous English author; Alan Alexander Milne. Do you know him? well, among other things, he is the author of the book Winnie the Pooh! Hope you enjoy his poem, also with a bear as a protagonist.

 

A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
Which is not to be wondered at;
He gets what exercise he can
By falling off the ottoman,
But generally seems to lack
The energy to clamber back.

 
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Now tubbiness is just the thing
Which gets a fellow wondering;
And Teddy worried lots about
The fact that he was rather stout.
He thought: “If only I were thin!
But how does anyone begin?”
He thought: “It really isn’t fair
To grudge me exercise and air.”

For many weeks he pressed in vain
His nose against the window-pane,
And envied those who walked about
Reducing their unwanted stout.
None of the people he could see
“Is quite” (he said) “as fat as me!”
Then with a still more moving sigh,
“I mean” (he said) “as fat as I!”

Now Teddy, as was only right,
Slept in the ottoman at night,
And with him crowded in as well
More animals than I can tell;
Not only these, but books and things,
Such as a kind relation brings -
Old tales of “Once upon a time”,
And history retold in rhyme.

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THE EMPEROR´S NEW CLOTHES

A summary of the original Short Story written by: Christian Andersen

Once upon a time there was an emperor that spent all his money on expensive clothes. He cared nothing about other activities like going to the theatre, or going for a ride in his carriage, except to show off his new clothes. He didn´t even care about talking to people.

In the great city where he lived, there were lots of tourists. One day two swindlers arrived and let it be known that they were weavers and they said they could make the emperor the most magnificent suit from a special fabric. Not only were their colours and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made from this cloth were only visible to clever people.

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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

A short version of the story written by Marc Twain, The Prince and the Pauper.

Once upon a time there were two twin brothers from a Royal family that were separated at birth because their family could only take care of one of them.

The one that stayed in the kingdom became a Prince and Tom, the other child ended up as a beggar.

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Neither of them knew the other, but one day, when they were six years old, they met in the street and couldn’t believe what they saw, it was like having a mirror in front of each other. Continue reading…

KING MIDAS

This is the story of a King who was really greedy and, as we all know, greed over-reaches itself; one may end up with nothing.

King Midas lived in a big palace beside a river. He was very rich, and had a lot of money and luxury. But he wanted more – “I want to be richer!”- he would say.

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One day he found a magic lamp and a magician appeared. – “I want to have more treasure than I already have.”- Said King Midas. The magician thought that it was an opportunity to teach him a lesson and said, – “Your majesty, I can give you a power that will make you the richest man in the world, anything that you touch will turn into gold”. Continue reading…

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess named Snow White. She grew up and became ever more beautiful. Her stepmother was very jealous. She couldn’t stand that Snow White was more beautiful than her.

One day she ordered a huntsman to take Snow White to the forest and kill her. But the huntsman was not that cruel and freed her, saying, “Snow White, find somewhere to hide and stay there”.

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Snow White was really sad to be wandering around the forest on her own, but she found a little house and went inside. There was nobody inside, only seven tiny beds in one bedroom and she was so tired that she lay down on one of them and fell asleep. When the seven dwarves came home they found Snow White sleeping.

Her stepmother who was actually a witch, found out that Snow White was still alive and was living with the seven dwarves in the woods. She disguised herself as an old woman and went to the woods carrying a poisoned red apple. Continue reading…

THE UGLY DUCKLING

Short Story written by: Ana Maria Amarfil.

Once upon a time, there was a mother duck that laid ten eggs, but one of the eggs was different. It was big and spotted, not like the others which were small and white.

One by one all the eggs hatched. The big egg was the last one to open, and when it did, a curious baby duck appeared. He was grey and much bigger than his brothers and sisters.

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The rest of the ducks always made fun of him, even his brothers and sisters. He looked different and the poor duck thought that he must be the ugliest of them all. Continue reading…

PETER AND THE WOLF

Once upon a time, there was a little Shepherd who lived in a town near the woods. His name was Peter, and he always took of his flock.

He was often bored and alone on the field and he used to play alone and invented many games to entertain himself. One time he had an idea to have fun at the expense of his neighbours.

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One day, Peter started to shout –“Help, help! the wolf is coming!”- The alarmed neighbours ran out to help him but they just found Peter laughing at them -“Ha, ha, ha, You are so silly, I was joking!”. The neighbours were really angry and went back home. Continue reading…

FEARLESS JOHN

John was a boy who lived with his father and his big brother in a small town.

John´s brother was really smart unlike John. Everybody admired him, even his father.

One day, John´s brother injured his hand in a domestic accident and it started to bleed. His father went to John and said “John, your brother´s hand is bleeding, don´t look at him, you might be afraid”.

John didn´t understand his father and asked him – “What is fear?”.-  His father couldn’t believe what he was saying, – “You don’t know what fear means? Ok, go to the woods and you will discover what it means”. And so that is what John did. Continue reading…