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This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The sillin ...
 
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When Friday is sent to see the school counsellor, she soon uncovers a mystery. The counsellor can't keep her eyes open. Friday takes advantage of the opportunity to avoid talking about herself. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR…
 
After eating a massive sticky date pudding, Nanny Piggins tells the children the classic Grimm's fairytale - the story of 'The Wolf and the Seven Kids', while they wait for the sugar to wear off and the feeling to return to their legs. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3…
 
Nanny Piggins lures Derrick down to the kitchen where she is baking a cake, by promising to tell him the true story of 'King Midas' and what really happened in the Ancient Story Days. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
When Nanny Piggins accidentally damages a cake stand at the local Transport Museum while chasing the curator around in a World War One tri-plane, she has to make some fast cash. Luckily it turns out she has a psychic gift - and her fortune telling business soon does a roaring trade. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awi…
 
One Saturday morning, when forced to take over her local library's storytime or be arrested for verbal abuse, Nanny Piggins tells the tale of her distant relative Annabel Piggins. The pig who inspired the famous Danish folk tale 'The Snow Queen'. Suffice it to say, the original version got just about everything wrong. Support the show (https://www.…
 
This is chapter 12 from 'Friday Barnes 6, Danger Ahead' the book that takes place when Friday and her classmates go away to wilderness camp. In this chapter, they are set the challenge of retrieving supplies from the far side of a river. Friday hopes brains will count for more than brawn and finally their team will have a chance of winning. Support…
 
One night, after eating a particularly large amount of dessert, Nanny Piggins tells the tale of a chicken with a mysterious head injury and the royal monarch who dealt with it. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
When the third son of a miller is left nothing more than a talking pig in his father's will, as punishment for becoming a vegetarian, he thinks he's had a raw deal. But this pig is a Piggins and therefore should not be underestimated. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A…
 
Friday Barnes is called in to help when her hapless repeat client Parker is found asleep on the polo field after a night of heavy rain. It appears that he has been the victim of a prank, but Friday soon realises there is more to his dilemma than meets the eye. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=…
 
While walking to school on Athletics carnival day, Mum tells Tammy about the child capturing techniques she learned at mothering school (a fictional institution she claims to have attended) and how these techniques were by the prohibition busters at the FBI in the 1930's. (NB. Mum is not a great believer in fact checking her stories). Support the s…
 
When Derrick learns about George Washington at school, Nanny Piggins tells him what really happened according to the first hand account of her Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Anna Piggins. Spoiler alert - this story also reveals what really happened to make the Venus De Milo lose her arms. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmi…
 
This is a story from the third book in the Nanny Piggins series, 'Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion'. Nanny Piggins is persuaded to join her local Neighbourhood Watch mainly by the tray of free doughnuts at the meeting she attends, but her foray into crime solving does not go to plan. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)…
 
While waiting in the pharmacy, Nanny Piggins tells the children and Boris the story of her fabulously glamourous great great great great great (times 23 greats) aunt Ariel Piggins - otherwise known as - the Little Merpig. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boo…
 
When Nanny Piggins finds out that Samantha has been learning about Robin Hood at school, she tells her the true story of her distant relative and the forgotten story of the cake she ate. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spra…
 
When Mum and Tammy are walking to school they spot a small spring of cherry blossum, which makes them wonder about the real cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
Friday is horrified when her Dad suddenly appears at Highcrest Academy and takes over a physics lesson. But she is even more shocked when he explains the reason for his unexpected arrival - her mother has gone missing! Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookde…
 
When Michael is cast as a troll in a school play, Nanny Piggins tells the children the real story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Spoiler alert - there were no goats in it. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
Nanny Piggins tells the true story of 'Beauty and the Beast' as it happened to her cousin Belle Piggins. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say, there's more cake and chocolate involved than they lead you to believe in the movie version. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=…
 
When Tammy and Mum take the dog for a walk, a hovering autumn leaf makes them wonder about the possible existence of vegetarian spiders and the dangers of tofu hail. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
After spending a weekend crashing weddings because she was in desperate need of cake, Nanny Piggins realises that the world is crying out of a wedding cake baker of her genius. She soon becomes so popular she is called upon to bake for a Royal Wedding. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/storiesraspratt)…
 
When Derrick leaves his homework at school, Nanny Piggins helps him by recounting the famous story from Greek mythology - the story of Icarus. Which she just happens to know because her (great times 48) aunt Daedulus Piggins was Icarus' mother. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ue…
 
When Nanny Piggins gets a little bit over enthusiastic about commandeering an ice cream van, she and the children pass the time on the walk home with the story about a distant cousin of her and the strange little man who helped her spin straw into chocolate cake. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickr…
 
When a boy is kidnapped from Highcrest Academy, Friday is astonished that no one is concerned. She soon finds out that he stages his kidnapping all the time, but Friday realises that this could be the perfect cover for a real kidnapping. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https…
 
One night after dinner, Mum reveals to Vanessa and Tammy that they are going to have to start picking up their own socks because of tragic circumstances involving the work place conditions of fairies. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Faut…
 
This is a chapter from 'Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan' the second book in the Nanny Piggins series. In this story, Nanny Piggins gets so angry with the waiting time at her doctor's office that she decides to destroy his business by setting up a Holistic Cake Healing stall right outside. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=…
 
When Nanny Piggins, Boris and the children accidentally chain themselves to the school canteen on a public holiday (while trying to protest against the inclusion of carrot sticks on the menu) she whiles away the time by telling them the story of her distant relative, who was a brilliant shot with a crossbow, called Wilhelmina Piggins. Support the s…
 
It's the last day of the school holidays and Tammy is worried about meeting her new teacher, so Mum tries to put her mind at ease by suggesting things she could say on her first day. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
The promote the release of the audio book of 'Friday Barnes 1, Girl Detective' on 2nd February 2021, I have recorded this mini-mystery from that book. It is the first case Friday ever solved. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A…
 
Nanny Piggins tells story of the time her no good brother, Bramwell, got a job as a night shepherd. It did not go well for him, the sheep or the townspeople. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
While caught sheltering in a bus stop during a rain storm, Nanny Piggins regales the children with the story of a distant yet staggeringly beautiful relative of hers - Snow Pig and her much maligned stepmother. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository…
 
To promote the release of 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape' on February 2nd 2021, I have recorded 'Something in the Strognanoff' from 'Friday Barnes 4, No Rules'. When the whole school has been poisoned it's up to Friday to figure out what happened. Will they need a whole fleet of ambulances, or is there another explanation? Support the show (https://ww…
 
When Mum takes Tammy and Vanessa to the beach to escape the pre-Christmas stress, she ends up telling them an alarming story about the consequences of taking seashells from beaches and how it can lead to zombies in sushi restaurants. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%…
 
Nanny Piggins recounts the story from the Piggins family's own oral history of the first Christmas. It involves more chocolate cake than the original version. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
This is the episode I recorded on the weekend as a livestream on Facebook. It is the story of Nanny Piggins standing in for Santa after Boris accidentally causes him to have a head injury outside their house. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.c…
 
When her boyfriend/nemesis Ian Wainscott is accused of cheating in an examination, Friday hurries to investigate. She soon proves that there's more to the incriminating evidence written on his trousers than meets the eye. For all the #frian fans out there, you'll know this story as the one with the first kiss. Support the show (https://www.awin1.co…
 
When they become inadvertantly locked in a bank vault (note to self, don't argue with bank robbers) Nanny Piggins tells Boris and the children the story of 'The Ugly Duckling'. Her version may not be famililar to you. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdep…
 
When their attempts to break records on Earth don't work out, Ant and Chelly get the brilliant idea - to try breaking records somewhere else! This soon leads to terrible consequences. Luckily they now have the skilled to fix their own hair brained disasters. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=po…
 
When Ant and Chelly get a book for their birthday they are a bit disgruntled, until they discover that it's a book of world records. They are soon inspired to start breaking records of their own. Unfortunately their attempts nearly trigger the destruction of the world, that is until Granny arrives... Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.ph…
 
The audio book of 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' went on sale this week! To promote the release, I've recorded this special episode of the podcast with a reading of the first chapter. I hope you enjoy it. Here's a link where you can buy a CD of the audiobook... https://www.bookdepository.com/Adventures-Nanny-Piggins-R-Spratt/9781867502623?ref=gr…
 
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