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Summary

These eight lovely children’s audiobooks will have young imaginations working overtime! With this children’s storybook bundle you get more value, more listening pleasure, more enjoyment, and more of everything you and your child is likely to want.

  1. "Lea’s Magic Sunflower" - Lea never imagined that a sunflower seed given to her by her teacher would lead to magical powers and an adventure she would ever forget.
  2. "Lea’s Secret Powers" - As Lea squeezes the magic sunflower petals, a glowing tunnel appears, leading her to an enchanting world of pixies, tooth fairies and magical powers.
  3. "Red Man and Green Man’s Big Adventure" - Red Man and Green Man decide to climb out of their traffic lights and explore the human world around them, but they could never imagine the fantastic adventure they are about to have.
  4. "Grumpy Grandad’s Troublesome Tomatoes" - Just when Grumpy Grandad thinks that his garden is safe, he discovers that Maurice the Mole has been eating his delicious tomatoes which makes him angry. He needs to catch the pesky mole quick. The only problem is Maurice has eaten too much. What will he do now?
  5. "Grumpy Grandad’s Crazy Vacation" - Crazy Grandma is looking forward to a relaxing holiday, but Grumpy Grandad's grumbling is about to cause chaos at the airport. This holiday is one that crazy grandma will never forget.
  6. "The Brain Swapping Machine" - Ellis and Archie are asked to make an invention for school, but they want theirs to be bigger, better, and more exciting than anyone else's....Surely their Brain Swapping Machine won't actually work....will it?
  7. "Fred the Friendly Caravan" - Fred the Red Caravan is feeling lonely after his best friend Lulu gets a new home, but then a new, bigger caravan called Dotty the Spotty Caravan arrives and a whole new adventure begins.
  8. "A Happy Ending for Maurice the Mole" - Things don't go quite to plan for Grumpy Grandad when he finally gets rid of Maurice the Mole from his garden, he actually misses the naughty mole, but will he be able to find him before it's too late?
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What listeners say about Playtime Children's Stories 8 Story Bundle: Eight Wonderful Audiobook Stories for Kids in One Bundle

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Diverse children’s stories

Ann Twigg was a cleaner and was working at the infant school when she wrote these. Really amazing, no agenda and good fun. If you want something a bit different, then these could be for you.

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Like the animals in the stories.

This is a good collection of tales for young children. Mine enjoyed the tales of Maurice the Mole and his adventures with Grumpy Grandad.

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Annoying narration style

Her voice makes everything sound boring. Sorry to be critical but I didn’t enjoy having it on in the car

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Imaginative, inspiring stories for young children.

This is a brilliant collection of stories, perfect for young children and ideal for listening to when traveling. The collection includes eight different stories with imaginative themes to suit every child. They can learn all about a magical sunflower, find out what the tooth fairies really do with the teeth they collect, go on an exciting adventure with the men who live inside the traffic lights, meet Grumpy Grandad and laugh aloud at the fun him and Crazy Grandma have on their holidays, meet some very friendly caravans, take part in a brain swapping experiment and cheer on Maurice the Mole as he causes chaos in Grumpy Grandad's garden.

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An enjoyable easy listen to be enjoyed anytime

These short stories can be enjoyed by any primary aged children at any time of day. They are narrated well, with a soothing tone and great detail for children to be able to visualise the story.

I was slightly confused by the order of stories 3,5and 7 as the characters are the same but I think possibly story 7 would be better read before story 5 which is the final story written about Maurice the Mole’s adventures.

Stories 1&8 are linked and tell us of Leah’s disappointment as her sunflower doesn’t grow enough to win her School’s competition but yet develops quickly to bring her fame and happiness... and special powers! Then in the sequel, story 8, ch16&17, Leah’s magic sunflower takes her on adventures such as meeting the Tooth Fairy and bringing nature to life for Leah! We loved these stories, they were particularly my daughter’s favourites.

Ch4&5 (the 2nd story) remind readers to be careful what they wish for as 2 school children create a Brain swapping machine which causes chaos in the classroom. It encourages personal differences, uniqueness and creativity. This was my son’s favourite story!

He also really enjoyed the 3rd story about Grumpy Grandad and his constant grumbling whilst on holiday! It did not sound like a great holiday but made us laugh at times.

The 4th story links to others by Ann Twigg about Fred the Red caravan relocating after needing repairs and finding his new home in an allotment.

The 5th tells us how Grumpy Grandad guiltily goes in search of Maurice the Mole, saves his life with help from a vet then finally accepts his company and lets him share his garden! Happy to be able to grumble about him again!

The 6th story tells of red and green men from traffic lights who like to escape at night to find adventures of their own. This time Mick the Mailman comes to their rescue as a green man gets stuck in a mail box.

Story 7 continues Grumpy Grandad’s grumblings as his ‘Pesky’ Mole friend returns to eat his beloved tomatoes... which he happily shared with him in the 5th story (so you could swap the order when listening!?!)

The final story, no 8 shows Leah’s sunflower bringing her magic powers.

We loved these descriptive stories and will read more from Ann Twigg.

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  • 26-03-19

Fantastic Stories

My son really enjoyed listening to these, he loved the Maurice the Mole story in particular, great buy would highly recommend :)

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  • Calvin E. Fauntleroy
  • 10-03-21

Good, Good

Awesome cause it’s filled with so many children’s stores, my kids love it!!! Great purchase, I would highly recommend this audio.

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  • Michael G. Barras
  • 11-03-21

Unique children’s stories

I would exceptionally be prescribed to listen this Audiobook , everybody. This Audiobook gave me a ton of data. This Audiobook is wonderful to tune in and I think this book is the best Audiobook of this point, and I truly welcome this Audiobook .

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  • Timothy R. Hatmaker
  • 11-03-21

Magic Sunflower story for kids and others

My girl loves animal stories and adventure. Lea and the Magic Sunflower was a hit. It’s a good collection that I would recommend.

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  • Michael A. Ehrlich
  • 10-03-21

Different but worth it

It was nice to listen to some books that have clearly been written with small children in mind. No nonsense, just good fun for enjoying childhood. The only complaint is that some of Ann Twigg’s books are missing so you have to get the other bundle.

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  • Daniel T. Moore
  • 10-03-21

Pleasant short stories for young children

I was interested in these because they were written and narrated by Ann Twigg. I’d heard that she’d written them for her grand kids. I’d describe them as different, entertaining and not full of your usual political correctness. They don’t follow any other agenda other than to give listening pleasure.

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  • Schofield
  • 16-02-21

Collection of nice audiobooks for kids

My girls love bedtime stories. This collection went down well as a collection of short stories. Listening to stories before going to sleep offers a nice change from the screens that dominate our world at the moment. At least with audiobooks, it’s the imagination that is engaged.

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  • Hollie
  • 16-02-21

Children’s books with a difference

I love that the stories are short because my boy’s attention span is just as short. Lea's Magic Sunflower story is about a little girl who finds that incredible things can happen when you plant a seed and watch and wait. The collection makes a good Bedtime Story collection too.

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  • Alexandra Bray
  • 16-02-21

Adventure books with Animal stories

What a fantastic collection of children’s audio books! It feels way more expensive than what I paid. These are good as bedtime books, I have a 10-year-old daughter, and a 4-year-old daughter and I can listen to these with both of them. Ann used to hold the attention of young children with these stories at the school where she worked for a long time. Great listen.

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  • Konaey
  • 16-02-21

Includes nice animal stories.

This collection contains short stories that are great for little ones. Grumpy Grandad loves his garden and he is at long last freed of the annoying mole that has been obliterating his work by burrowing. The creator Ann Twigg wrote these interesting stories to engage her grandkids and the small children at the school where she worked.

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  • Michael Rahman
  • 16-02-21

Enjoyable books for young children

I listento these stories with my 3-year-old daughter. Ellis and Archie in the “Brain Swapping Machine” are two young fellows who are given an endeavor of envisioning something spectacular for a scientist that is coming into their school. They need their model to be more noteworthy, better, and more stimulating than anyone else's. They envision a Brain Swapping Machine! Good fun.