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Three Foxes and Four Friends:E188

The three foxes

Three Foxes and Four Friends:E188

Meet three little foxes who don’t wear socksies and four very unusual friends in these two fun poems by A. A. Milne.  (duration 7 minutes) An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story for children ages 4-10

Don’t forget to check out some other great kids podcasts on the Kids Listen Mashup Podcast, where two similar podcasts meet up to play a fun game related to their particular podcast. Journey with Story paired  with Girl Tales to play a fun storytelling game using idioms on April 17th.  You can find out more details and see the complete schedule here

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Did you know Kathleen is also a children’s picture book author, you can find out more about her books at www.kathleenpelley.com

In this tender tale, a gentle and compassionate hare is ready to sacrifice his life to give food to the Lord of the Heaven above the mountain, who appears before him, disguised as a hungry beggar.  But the Lord of the Heaven spares the little hare’s life and takes him up to the moon, so that from that day forward, everyone on earth will see his shape in the moon, and remember his kindness.  An episode from storytelling podcast, Journey with Story. Ages 4-10  (duration 10 minutes)

If your little listener wants to ask us a question or send us a drawing inspired by one of our episodes, send it to us at instagram@journeywithstory.  Or you can contact us at www.journeywithstory.com.  We love to hear from our listeners.

If you enjoy our podcast, you can rate, review, and subscribe at here

Did you know Kathleen is also a children’s picture book author, you can find out more about her books at www.kathleenpelley.com

If you would like to enjoy our weekly coloring sheets and other perks, subscribe to our patron page here

2 Fun Poems to Make You Chuckle

Three Foxes and Four Friends A.A. Milne 

E: 188 June 2, 2022 

Do you like poems?  Do you have a favorite poem?  Do you know any poems by heart? 

Hello everyone. I’m Kathleen Pelley – welcome to JWS.  For today’s episode, I am going to share with you TWO of my favorite poems – they are fun to say aloud and fun to try and memorize.  They are both written by a very famous author who also wrote a book – you may have heard of – called Winnie the Pooh and his name is A. A. Milne 

Oh, before I begin, I have another question for you – are any of you taking a journey this summer?  Maybe some of you are taking a journey to see your grandparents or to meet up with some of  your cousins or aunts and uncles who live in another State or in another country?  Well, Journey with Story is also taking its own journey this summer – a very special journey.  Can any of you guess where we are going to take a journey to?  Here is a clue- Scottish music? 

 

Yes, we are taking a journey back to my native country – Scotland.  In fact we are moving back to live in Scotland – our two dogs, Fiona and Roan are very excited- aren’t you?  (dogs woof)  If you want to see photos of my dogs, you can see them on our website at www.journeywithstory.com 

 

So, all of this to say, since we are going to be making such a big move over the summer that will take up a lot of our time, we are going to be airing some more of our ENCORE episodes over the next few months.  But we will also be offering you a special summertime playlist too, so be sure to look out for that coming soon. 

 

Let’s take a journey with THE THREE FOXES and The Four Friends 

 

The Three Foxes  

 

Once upon a time there were three little foxes
Who didn’t wear stockings, and they didn’t wear sockses,
But they all had handkerchiefs to blow their noses,
And they kept their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes.

And they lived in the forest in three little houses,
And they didn’t wear coats, and they didn’t wear trousies.
They ran through the woods on their little bare tootsies,
And they played “Touch Last” with a family of mouses.

They didn’t go shopping in the High Street shopses,
But caught what they wanted in the woods and copses.
They all went fishing, and they caught three wormses,
They went out hunting, and they caught three wopses.

They wen to a Fair, and they all won prizes —
Three plum-puddingses and three mince-pieses.
They rode on elephants and swang on swingses,
And hit three coco-nuts at coco-nut shieses.

That’s all I know of three little foxes
Who kept their handkerchiefs in three little boxes.
They lived in the forest in three little houses,
But they didn’t wear coats and they didn’t wear trousies,
And they didn’t wear stockings and they didn’t wear sockses. 

THE FOUR FRIENDS 

   

Ernest was an elephant, a great big fellow,
Leonard was a lion with a six foot tail,
George was a goat, and his beard was yellow,
And James was a very small snail. 

Leonard had a stall, and a great big strong one,
Earnest had a manger, and its walls were thick,
George found a pen, but I think it was the wrong one,
And James sat down on a brick 

Earnest started trumpeting, and cracked his manger,
Leonard started roaring, and shivered his stall,
James gave a huffle of a snail in danger
And nobody heard him at all. 

Earnest started trumpeting and raised such a rumpus,
Leonard started roaring and trying to kick,
James went on a journey with the goats new compass
And he reached the end of his brick. 

Ernest was an elephant and very well intentioned,
Leonard was a lion with a brave new tail,
George was a goat, as I think I have mentioned,
but James was only a snail. 

 

 

I wonder – which of those poems was your favorite?  Why?  What about your mum or dad – why don’t you find out which poem they liked best and maybe you could try learning one of these poems together . It’s great fun to be able to recite a poem you know by heart. 

 

Remember, mums and dads, if you become a patreon subscriber at www.journeywithstory.com, you can enjoy some fun weekly coloring sheets with your little listener. 

 

Oh, and please do take a moment to rate, review and share this podast with others. 

Cheerio then – join me next time for JWS. 

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