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.

 
Simple Teddy Bear with Bowtie 

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 came lots of tourists, one day came two swindlers and let it be known they were weavers and said they could make to the emperor the most magnificent suit from a special fabric. Not only were their colors and patterns uncommonly fine, but clothes made of this cloth were only visible for non stupid people.

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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

short version of the story writen 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 just maintain one of them.

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

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None of them knew about the other. But one day, when they were six years old, met at the street and could not believe what they were seeing, it was like having a mirror in front. Continue reading…

KING MIDAS

This is the story of a King who was really greedy, and as we all know, greed overreaches 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!”- used to say.

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One day he found a magic lamp and a magician appeared, – “I want to have more treasures 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 would 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 could not stand that Snow White was more beautiful than her.

So, 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 – “Snow white, find somewhere to hide and don´t get out”.

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Snow White was really sad hanging around the forest when she found a little house and went inside. There was nobody inside, only seven tiny beds in the bedroom and slept on one of them. The seven dwarfs arrived home and found Snow White sleeping.

The stepmother who was actually a witch found out that Snow White was still alive and was living with the seven dwarfs in the woods. She disguised herself as an old woman and went to the woods with 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 them was different, it was big and spotted, not like the others which were white and small.

One by one all the eggs broke open, the big egg was the last one, when this one broke open, a curious baby duck appeared, he was gray and bigger than his brothers and sisters.

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The rest of the ducks were always making fun of him, even his brothers and sisters. He looked different. And the poor duck thought that he was the ugliest amongst the others. 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 always was taking care of the flock.

He was always bored and alone on the field, used to play alone, trying to find out how to entertain himself, finally had an idea to have fun at expense of his neighbors.

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One day, Peter started to shout –“Help, help! the wolf is coming!”- The alarmed neighbors ran out to help him, but they just found Peter laughing -“Ha, ha, ha, You are so silly, I was joking!”. The neighbors, really angry, 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; everybody admired him, even his father.  Not like John, who wasn´t special like his brother (or that is what they thought).

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

John who didn´t understand his father, asked him – “what is fear?”.-  His father could not believe what he was just saying, – “Do you not know what fear means? Ok, go to the woods and you will discover it”. And that is what John did. Continue reading…