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Bedtime Stories with R.A. Spratt

Kids & Family Podcasts

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Location:

Australia

Description:

This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The silliness is ageless. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoy recording it. After years of being a children's author, typing away in my office with only my goldfish for company, I was bursting to tell my stories out-loud and with lots of silly voices! So please - sit back, get comfy and enjoy some amazing, some silly and some just plain ludicous tales direct from my imagination to you.

Twitter:

@raspratt

Language:

English

Contact:

61413487819


Episodes

Nanny Piggins and the Last Cake of the Romanovs

10/19/2021
When Nanny Piggins takes her brother, Boris the ballet dancing bear down to the Russian embassy to get a passport she is shocked to discover a picture of herself on Russia's ten most wanted list. It looks like an illicit cake eating incident from her distant pass is about to catch up with her. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:30:42

'The Goose that Lay the Golden Egg' as told by Nanny Piggins

10/12/2021
Nanny Piggins tells the real story of 'The Goose that Lay the Golden Egg', including the dramatic action finale that Aesop left out of the original ancient fable. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:14:17

'Swine Lake' as told by Nanny Piggins

10/5/2021
When Boris the ballet dancing bear performs 'Swan Lake' for them, Nanny Piggins reveals the true story behind the ballet - how it isn't really about swans at all. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:13:06

'The Trojan Horse' as told by Nanny Piggins

9/28/2021
Nanny Piggins tells the children the true story of the Trojan Horse and how an apple caused the whole drama. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:14:56

Friday Barnes and the Case of the Sleepy Psychologist

9/21/2021
When Friday is sent to see the school counsellor, she soon uncovers a mystery. The counsellor can't keep her eyes open. Friday takes advantage of the opportunity to avoid talking about herself. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:16:06

'The Wolf and the Seven Kids' as told by Nanny Piggins

9/14/2021
After eating a massive sticky date pudding, Nanny Piggins tells the children the classic Grimm's fairytale - the story of 'The Wolf and the Seven Kids', while they wait for the sugar to wear off and the feeling to return to their legs. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:15:27

A Tall Tale about Valkyries and Mullets

9/7/2021
When Sammy starts going to a new school one day a week, Mum suspects the lollypop lady is secretly a Valkyrie. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:09:24

'The Midas Touch ' as told by Nanny Piggins

8/31/2021
Nanny Piggins lures Derrick down to the kitchen where she is baking a cake, by promising to tell him the true story of 'King Midas' and what really happened in the Ancient Story Days. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:17:17

Nanny Piggins and the Psychic Gift

8/24/2021
When Nanny Piggins accidentally damages a cake stand at the local Transport Museum while chasing the curator around in a World War One tri-plane, she has to make some fast cash. Luckily it turns out she has a psychic gift - and her fortune telling business soon does a roaring trade. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:27:47

'The Snow Queen' as told by Nanny Piggins

8/17/2021
One Saturday morning, when forced to take over her local library's storytime or be arrested for verbal abuse, Nanny Piggins tells the tale of her distant relative Annabel Piggins. The pig who inspired the famous Danish folk tale 'The Snow Queen'. Suffice it to say, the original version got just about everything wrong. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:12:03

'The Little Red Pig' as told by Nanny Piggins

8/10/2021
Nanny Piggins tells the children a tragic tale of hardship endured by her great times 47 greats aunt, Little Red Pig in the olden story days. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:13:35

A Tall Tale about Cats, Dogs and Fighting Crime with the Queen

8/3/2021
After a tough day of work, Mum picks Tammy up from school and it turns out that Tammy may have had the most brilliant idea in the history of ideas. ...at least in Mum's twisted opinion Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:10:19

Friday Barnes and the River Challenge

7/27/2021
This is chapter 12 from 'Friday Barnes 6, Danger Ahead' the book that takes place when Friday and her classmates go away to wilderness camp. In this chapter, they are set the challenge of retrieving supplies from the far side of a river. Friday hopes brains will count for more than brawn and finally their team will have a chance of winning. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:16:10

'Medusa' as told by Nanny Piggins

7/20/2021
When Samantha has to study the Ancient Greek story of Medusa for school, the library has run out of books on the subject. Luckily Nanny Piggins had a relative who was there. So she knows what really happened on that island all those years ago. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:15:36

'Chicken Little Brain' as told by Nanny Piggins

7/13/2021
One night, after eating a particularly large amount of dessert, Nanny Piggins tells the tale of a chicken with a mysterious head injury and the royal monarch who dealt with it. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:13:29

'Pig in Boots' as told by Nanny Piggins

7/6/2021
When the third son of a miller is left nothing more than a talking pig in his father's will, as punishment for becoming a vegetarian, he thinks he's had a raw deal. But this pig is a Piggins and therefore should not be underestimated. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:15:10

Friday Barnes and Case of the Wet Boy

6/29/2021
Friday Barnes is called in to help when her hapless repeat client Parker is found asleep on the polo field after a night of heavy rain. It appears that he has been the victim of a prank, but Friday soon realises there is more to his dilemma than meets the eye. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:17:05

A Tall Tale about Cardboard Boxes and Al Capone

6/22/2021
While walking to school on Athletics carnival day, Mum tells Tammy about the child capturing techniques she learned at mothering school (a fictional institution she claims to have attended) and how these techniques were by the prohibition busters at the FBI in the 1930's. (NB. Mum is not a great believer in fact checking her stories). Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:14:05

'George Washington and the Cherry Tree' as told by Nanny Piggins

6/15/2021
When Derrick learns about George Washington at school, Nanny Piggins tells him what really happened according to the first hand account of her Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Anna Piggins. Spoiler alert - this story also reveals what really happened to make the Venus De Milo lose her arms. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:14:16

Nanny Piggins Joins Neighbourhood Watch

6/8/2021
This is a story from the third book in the Nanny Piggins series, 'Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion'. Nanny Piggins is persuaded to join her local Neighbourhood Watch mainly by the tray of free doughnuts at the meeting she attends, but her foray into crime solving does not go to plan. Support the show http://www.buymeacoffee/storiesraspratt Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)

Duration:00:27:41