An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 24

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‘Guess what I got for my birthday’ said an excited Harry as he hopped from foot to foot.

‘Give me a clue’ said  Bobby.

‘It begins with Z’.

‘Nothing begins with Z except zebra,’ said Bobby ‘and I don’t think you got one of those’.

‘No, I was wrong,’ said Harry, ‘it actually starts with an X not a Z, at least I think so’.

‘An Xbox, an exercise machine thing, a kiss from your girlfriend?’ joked Bobby.

‘No silly, it begins with an X but it sounds like a Z’.

‘That’s stupid Harry. I give up, what is it?’

‘It’s a xylophone!

‘What’s a xylophone?’ asked Bobby. ‘Is it like an iPhone?’

‘No, it plays music silly!’

‘So does my iPhone said Bobby pulling it from his pocket. ’Listen’. He went to push a bud thing in Harry’s ear just as he turned his head and it went up his nose instead!

‘Let me explain’ huffed Harry. ‘It’s like a row of wooden bars and you bash them with hammers, one in each hand’. He demonstrated by flipping his arms up and down whilst singing ‘plink plonk plink plonk’ very loudly.

Bobby still had no idea what he was talking about so Harry took him to his house to show him his present.

It’s the school concert next week and Harry and Bobby are performing a duet on the xylophone while the choir sings a song beginning with Z. What’s it called? Oh yes,  Xanadu!


Monday’s story –


Previously O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



In 2018 – My friend Rosey said X is Roman for Ten

In 2017 – In Amble Bay, we met Mark Xavier



25 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 24

  1. Violet Lentz Apr 27, 2019 / 00:53

    Nice job, Keith. X has to be a hard letter but you pulled it off flawlessly and with humor.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2019 / 00:59

      It has me scratching my head every year! I’m glad it worked. Thanks Violet


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 27, 2019 / 11:41

      Not the easiest of letters to accommodate that’s for sure! Cheers Kristin.


  2. randommusings29 Apr 27, 2019 / 22:35

    Nice use of an X word – the ending made me laugh


  3. Frédérique Apr 28, 2019 / 14:16

    I like those tricky letters, X is not an exception, and you did it well! Lovely story 😉

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  4. QueenBee Apr 28, 2019 / 14:43

    I bought my kiddo a Xylophone! He manages to poke everyone with its sticks!

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      • QueenBee May 4, 2019 / 07:36

        No! He is only 17 months old, he is more interested in poking than playing the Xylophone!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2019 / 10:04

      They says it’s pretty difficult to learn but I’m often left in awe when I read stories by ‘Indibloggers’ !


  5. Cathy Kennedy Apr 29, 2019 / 15:18


    A xylophone was always a favorite instrument of mine as a kid. It makes such an interesting sound. I remember playing on in Kindergarten. When we had kids, we got a Fisher Price toy one that they enjoyed and later we bought a nicer one for one of them which made such a pretty chiming sound. This is one subject that’s getting covered a lot. Check out if you haven’t already, A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch ‘Xylophone Player’.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2019 / 17:28

      It certainly makes a different sound! Have you played one since? X day produced a whole lot of xylophones that’s for sure!

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