An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 4

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Danny and Maria were best friends. They liked the same things; Mr Men books, glove puppets and jumping up and down on a trampoline! Danny quite liked Maria’s dolls, but he didn’t tell the other boys, and Maria loved playing with Danny’s toy cars but she didn’t tell her sister.

The other day they played dare! Danny dared Maria to pick up a wriggly worm and she did. Maria dared Danny to touch some slimy frog spawn and he did.

Then along came Danny’s big brother Harry. He wasn’t frightened of anything at all. He once crawled up the slippery part of the slide in the park, and one day climbed up next door’s tree to scrump an apple. Last Christmas he even ate a sprout! Yuc!

Harry started doing daring things. He let a caterpillar creep up his sleeve, and he spun round and round until he was giddy. He picked one of Daddy’s flowers, and that was really daring because he knew Daddy would get a bit cross.

Then Maria ran up to him holding a big brown hairy spider behind her back. She told Harry to close his eyes and stretch out his hand. She put it on his palm then told him to open his eyes. Harry took one look at the hairy beast, screamed and ran down the garden.

Harry wasn’t so daring after all!

Tomorrow –


Previously –  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



2018 – My Friend Rosey was Dining out

2017 – In Amble Bay, we met Dapper Dan





48 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 4

  1. Arlee Bird Apr 4, 2019 / 04:27

    All I needed were the illustrations to accompany the story. I can see this as a children’s book.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2019 / 10:49

      I wish I possessed the talent to illustrate them, but alas I don’t! Thanks so much, kind sir.


  2. Sadje Apr 4, 2019 / 06:13

    All of your stories are great. You should have them in a book for kids.

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  3. shravmusings Apr 4, 2019 / 07:10

    I just could visualize Harry’s face at that time. I think all these stories really could get into a book

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2019 / 10:52

      Every group has one! I don’t think this will put him off for long! Thanks Meena


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2019 / 10:56

      I’m sure all kids would like playing with all things if they weren’t steered in a certain direction from birth – pink for girls blue for boys and so on! Thanks, Gail.


  4. Nilanjana Bose Apr 4, 2019 / 09:28

    I’m with Harry, hairy spiders not my favourite thing at all. Agree with the other comments here re these getting into a children’s book.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 4, 2019 / 11:00

      Thanks so much for your kind words. A few days ago I was wondering how these stories would be received – now suggestions about a book are becoming a recurring theme in the comments. Maybe, just maybe!


  5. gigglingfattie Apr 4, 2019 / 15:38

    Oh no! Poor Harry! But I think I would have the same reaction haha!

    I’m doing cute little stories too for my AtoZ – feel free to check them out 🙂

    Giggling Fattie

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  6. Cathy Kennedy Apr 4, 2019 / 16:34


    Your stories are so darlin’! I was never much for dares when I was little and I was too much of a scaredy Cathy but these days I’m a bit more daring unless it’s something totally stupid. Stupid people annoy me and I certainly don’t want to be labeled a daft. 🙂

    Thanks for popping by for today’s Little Mermaid cartoon character, Dudley art sketch contribution!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 5, 2019 / 00:27

      Like you I’m daring to a degree! You, daft? I think not!!!! Thanks so much Cathy


  7. Shilpa Garg Apr 4, 2019 / 17:34

    The big brown hairy spider would creep out the younger me too!! What a cute story, Keith!!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 5, 2019 / 00:12

      You too! I didn’t realize so many people didn’t like big brown hairy spiders! Thanks so much Shilpa


  8. Varad Apr 4, 2019 / 19:51

    I’d have run away at the caterpillar part itself, nevermind the spider. Another joyous tale, Keith.

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  9. randommusings29 Apr 4, 2019 / 21:22

    Oh dear seems like Harry has met his match!

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  10. Trudy Apr 4, 2019 / 21:47

    I’m with Harry… running from the spider. *shudder*

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  11. StuHN Apr 7, 2019 / 14:13

    These are so much fun. I hope you plan on collecting them after April is done.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 7, 2019 / 15:01

      I wasn’t, but I’m beginning to think I might just do that! Thanks so much Stu


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