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Katy, Danieland the Newspaper Round A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2019

Katy and Daniel are in the village shop to buy some milk for their Mummy. Mr. Elliot, the shopkeeper, is usually very cheerful but today he looks a bit worried.

“Is anything the matter, Mr. Elliot?” asks Daniel.

“Not really,” says Mr. Elliot. “It is just that my van has broken down and the garage say they cannot repair it before tomorrow afternoon. I do not see how I can get all my newspapers delivered before I have to open the shop in the morning.”

When they get back home, they tell Uncle Ben, Mummy’s brother who is staying with them, about Mr. Elliot’s problem.

“Is he a nice man, and would you like to help him?” asks Uncle Ben.

Katy says, “He is very nice. He has a parrot that can make a noise like crying and can say some words.”

“In that case we really must help him,” says Uncle Ben with a laugh. “I will go and talk to him. We will also need the help of Matthew and Poppy, your friends.”

Can you think what they do?

Uncle Ben has a car, and very early the next morning they go in Uncle Ben’s car to pick up first Matthew and then Poppy. Then they drive to the village shop and pick up all the newspapers that have to be delivered. Uncle Ben drives to each house and one of the children jumps out with the right newspaper for that house and puts it in the letterbox.


They are so quick that soon all the newspapers have been correctly delivered.

The shopkeeper is so pleased that he gives them each a bar of chocolate.

Even the parrot says, “Tank ooo very muck!” He is still learning to say some words!

Then they all go back to Katy and Daniel’s house where their Mummy has prepared a scrumptious breakfast for everyone.



Make a Christmas Tree Decoration

For this, you will need thick paper or thin cardboard, scissors, string, glue and colouring pencils or paints.

Cut out four circles of the same size. You can make them large or small just as you like. Colour one side of each circle. This could be the same colour or a different colour for each circle. You could even draw a Father Christmas or Christmas Tree on the circles. Now fold each circle in half with the coloured side facing in. Next, glue half of one circle that you have not coloured to the next half circle. Do this to all four circles but before you stick the last two together, put in the string so that one end sticks out and is long enough to tie onto the Christmas Tree. Once they are all stuck together, you will have a ball shape with the coloured sides showing. Now you can tie this to your Christmas Tree.

Hints: If you can cut through the paper/cardboard easily you could fold it over once or twice and cut out two or four circles at the same time.

To draw a circle, find something circular that is the size you want for your decoration and draw round it – like a penny or a cup.

Illustration: The illustrated decoration was made by Brooke White aged nine. The

photograph shows her favourite side and she drew some lovely pictures of a Christmas Tree, a Snowflake and a Snowman on the other sides and used her favourite gold thread for the tie.

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