The children in Mrs. Higgins’s class are on their way to the Canterbury Science Museum. Mrs. Higgins tells them each to tell a story to pass the time. Are you prepared for the literary masterpieces that they produce?
(This episode contains the four stories on the bus ride to the Museum. The return trip episode will not be the next podcast story. Like Chaucer, Crazy Grandpa is not sure that he will finish with a story from every child.)
Target Age: Children of all ages. Some advanced vocabulary.
Can the little race car, Zoomer, stop Smogo the bully and win the big race?
Target Age: Very young children
Note to Parents: Yes, I know, even Crazy Grandpa breaks down every now and then and tells a sweet, traditional story about doing your best when you get a chance. Special thanks to my wife for transcribing this one all those years ago else I would have long forgotten it.
Can our heroine, Photon Girl, defeat the evil Dr. Singularity and rescue the parents and teachers of Gigopolis from the dreaded Zitterbewegung Chamber?
Note for Parents: A silly superhero story for all kids, but contains vocabulary, especially the silly physics terms used for effect in the banter between Photon Girl and Dr. Singularity, that may confuse younger children.
Mark and Sam tell Sarah that Mrs. Nutter eats baby burgers. Is this just another children’s story with a tidy moral about not jumping to conclusions? This is Crazy Grandpa’s, so we know the answer to that!
Nothing in the story is as it seems, but you can rest assured that the parents are wrong and that the kids will save the day!
Note for parents: This story was a favorite of my kids when they were in the 5-10 year old age group. It is written to be humorous and ridiculous, but if your children would be frightened by stories like Hansel and Gretel where the children are potentially in danger, then this story is not for them.