The Grandest Small Folk Tales (Small Folk Tales 5)

The Grandest Small Folk Tales (Small Folk Tales 5)

by Christine Larsen


Publisher Christine Larsen

Published in Children's Books/Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Children's Books/Early Reader Series, Children's Books/Ages 4-8

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Book Description

If you are a special reader to small folk, you will love these creative works by a Grandmother and Grand-daughter, about the importance of loving and nurturing each other's artistic contributions. Poems and stories, cards and drawings, with delightful photographs of the growing child, Cirena, demonstrate the importance of being a 'keeper' of beloved toys and creative works – a concept foreign to today's 'throw away' society. Every child needs to know their simplest creations are some of Life's richest treasures to those who love them. Here is a book for all to share, and maybe learn from

Sample Chapter




One day Mother Bear tried her porridge …”Oooh, way too cold”, she said. Then Poppa Bear next tried his, “Oh, way too hot!”  Then the Baby Bear tasted his…”Just right!”.

Then they went out for a walk so the porridge could get just right.

When they were gone a girl called Goldilocks was skipping and skipping in the woods, “La-la-la, my name is Goldilocks, la-la-la”. Then Goldilocks saw a house and knocked on the door, “Rat-a-tat-tat. Hallo, can I please come in?” So she went straight in with no answer. Then she went in the Kitchen – she tried Mother Bear’s porridge “Ooh, it’s too cold”, then Poppa Bear’s “Ooh, way too hot”, then Baby Bear’s “Ooh, just right!”

So she ate it all up.

Then she went in the Lounge room… Poppa Bear’s chair first, “Ooh, way too lumpy”,  then Mother Bear’s chair, “too squashy”… then Baby Bear’s chair, “Ooh this is just right”… so she sat on it BUT it broke!!! Goldilocks got off and  said “that may be too small for me”

So she went into the bedroom. Poppa Bear’s bed was too hard, and Mother Bear’s bed next was too squashy. Goldilocks said “I can’t get out… oh yes I can”. Then she tried Baby Bear’s, and it was just right so she went to sleep.

Then well the three bears came home to check the porridge – Mother Bear said “Who’s been eating my porridge?” Then Poppa Bear said, “Who’s been eating my porridge?” And Baby Bear said, “Who’s been eating my porridge? It’s all eaten up… boohoo”, and he cried lots and lots.

They went into the Lounge room – Mother Bear first, “Who’s been sitting in my chair?”, then “Who’s been sitting in my chair?” said Poppa Bear, & Baby Bear said, “Somebody’s been sitting in my chair and broke it all up… boo-hoo”, and he cried lots and lots.

Then went to the bedroom, “Who’s been sleeping in my bed?” said Mother Bear, and “Who’s been sleeping in my bed?” said Poppa. Baby Bear next…”Who’s been sleeping in my bed?  … and there she is!”

Goldilocks runned out of the bed and run back home to her own room,

“Here I am right back home, and my bed in my bedroom is the best in the world!”


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Author Profile

Christine Larsen

Christine Larsen

Christine is - a wife, mother, grandmother, and writer. In a past life she has been – a Secretary, Lifeline telephone counsellor, Community Careworker – and a farmer throughout each of these. Today Christine is a born-again writer after countless rejections of her children’s stories over three decades ago. Between financially stretched times and 'busyness' raising kids, milking cows and farming, no space was left to believe in herself as a wordsmith. Her works were tucked away on a back shelf to gather much dust, until a series of unexpected events coincided with her ‘empty nest’ syndrome. At first Christine embraced a variety of crafting pursuits – and then gathered her courage and had another ‘go’ at writing. Success came with recognition and acceptance by Squidoo and Ezine Articles. Both platforms considered her words also worthy of praise and awards – reinvigorating her developing positive feelings sufficiently to embark upon an e-book self-publishing learning curve with Amazon’s Kindle. At last, Christine is celebrating the wonderful and unimagined results of her most passionate dreams and beliefs – like the power of words to teach small minds to never ever stop enquiring and learning about this vast and beautiful world of ours. If her words can influence and lead small folk to fully embrace this basic principle, Christine believes a greater degree of understanding, appreciation, tolerance and acceptance will be born and grow within each small heart. She is SO proud to be a small part of this.

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