Next week we will be launching our Free Story Podcast on iTunes!
Each week you’ll enjoy a Free Story from Sparkle, all accessible via iTunes. To start, we’ll have FIVE FREE STORIES for you to listen to and enjoy. (Yes, FIVE!)
Two of them are brand-new stories you can only find on iTunes!
HERE’S THE STORY LINE-UP:
The Willowbee Tree – BRAND NEW!
“Staying on the Path”
This story comes from the Willowbee Tree series about the value and benefit of finishing something that you have started. In this story, the magical Willow Tree take Clancy and his younger brother Ty to “the Camino” in the mountains of Northern Spain. They meet a rabbit, a mountain goat and a black bear who are on a long journey to the sea. These animal friends have traveled a long way, and each has a special trick they use to stay on the path and not give up.
At Home with Martin & Sylvia - BRAND NEW!
“The Woodshed Theater – Part One”
This story comes from our popular At Home with Martin & Sylvia Series. It is about how imagination can transform something as simple as a woodshed into a magical theater. In Part One of the story, Karl – a woodcutter friend of the family – comes to care for their forest and harvest a few trees for firewood. When he and Daddy decide that one of the trees would actually make perfect lumber, he brings his portable sawmill, and brother and sister get to watch a tree become long wide pieces of wood. After Karl leaves, the whole family starts to work on a woodshed, built out of the wood that has just been cut!
Sparkle Sleepytime - BRAND NEW!
“Peepsky the Rooster”
This story comes from our Sparkle Sleepytime series, stories designed to help children relax and gently ease into nap or bedtime. In this story, Peepski is confused. He doesn’t feel like his best friends who are hen chicks, but he also doesn’t feel like a rooster like his father either. When he finally admits his feelings to his father, he is surprised (and delighted) in the response.
“Zippy and the All Clear Day”
This story comes from our Junkyard Tales series about a group of delightful animals that live in a Junkyard outside of town. In this story, Ben Thompson, a cat who is new to the Junkyard, meets a porcupine named Zippy – who is anything but fast. Zippy brings Ben to a special event that happens once a week at the Junkyard – All Clear Day – when all of the Junkyard workers stay home and the animals get to enjoy the grounds — all by themselves!
Martin & Sylvia
This story comes from our Martin and Sylvia series. It’s about how to get to sleep after an exciting, warm, sunny summer day. When Martin and Sylvia’s Uncle Phil comes for a visit, the children are particularly excited – as they love his magical stories and games. But at the end of the day, it is very hard to relax and fall asleep. So it takes a special gift – one that only summertime offers – to help brother and sister settle down for a summer’s sleep. This story was offered as a free story here on the blog last month.
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We’ll be running a huge giveaway too!
Subscribe to our Sparkle Podcast and write an iTunes review, and you’ll have the opportunity to win an ENTIRE YEAR of Sparkle Stories to any three Subscription Series of your choosing. Instructions to come!