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The BIG FIFTEEN Read-aloud stories for two or a few

These fifteen traditional stories have been re-told as read-aloud plays to bring these famous stories to life for today’s children. While faithfully keeping to the traditional plot, surprises have been added to give them an extra zing for today’s children.  Vintage art has been used for additional enjoyment.

The format and retelling by Ellie Hallett has been done in such a way that each reader not only feels the emotions of each character, but most importantly, has equal reading time. This avoids the problem that many plays have where there are major and minor roles.

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Oh, and every story is suitable for performing to an audience.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a read-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books


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Jack and the Beanstalk - a play for reading partners

Jack and the Beanstalk is a read-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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Jack and the Beanstalk - a play for reading partners

The Fox and the Goat is a scripted play for three readers – Fox, Goat, Storyteller.

AU$24 for set of three books

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The Gingerbread Man - a play for reading partners

The Gingerbread Man is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Gingerbread Man - a scripted play for reading partners or group performance

Little Red Riding Hood is a read-aloud scripted story for five readers. This is a very good play for teaching about our five senses.

AU$40 for set of five books

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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse is a scripted play for three readers – Country Mouse, Town Mouse, Storyteller.

AU$24 for set of three books

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The Two Travellers is a scripted play for three readers – Storyteller, Charlie and Tom.
These are the suggested names for the two travellers, but you can choose your own names, girls or boys, or be gender neutral by being Traveller 1 and Traveller 2.  

AU$24 for set of three books

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The Enormous Turnip is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Hare and the Tortoise is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Wind and the Sun is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Three Wishes is a read-aloud scripted story for five readers.

AU$40 for set of five books

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The Fox and the Crow is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Man, the Boy and the Donkey is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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Who will Bell the Cat? is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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The Ugly Duckling is a read-aloud take-it-in-turn play for two readers.

AU$16 for set of two books

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Very Loud Stories
‘Let’s do it again!’ partner plays

Echo and Narcissus
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A5 shared-reading format

Retold from the Greek legend, children can take turns in reading the lines while simultaneously learning about the larger-than-life characters.

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AU$15 for set of two

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Henny Penny - rewritten as a partner play be Ellie Hallett
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A5 shared-reading format.

Henny Penny takes us on a roller-coaster ride that enables the reader to feel what it is like to be thought of as dinner.

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AU$15 for set of two

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King Midas and the Golden Touch - rewritten as a partner play by Ellie Hallett
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A5 shared-reading format.

This lively version brings this classic story into the here and now. Readers feel the action and meet the characters in real time.

Well-structured language and beautiful pictures are perfect companions in this classic tale.

AU$15 set of two

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff - rewritten as a partner play by Ellie Hallett
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A5 shared-reading format.

This much-loved story will not only capture the imagination of its readers from the first encounter, it will entice them back many times to re-experience the fun.

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AU$15 set of two

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Plays for simultaneous group reading

These scripted plays have vivid dialogue and beautiful illustrations to add to the reading and/or performance experience of children acting the parts of legendary characters. Production and staging notes are included in each book.


The Story of Pandora is a Greek myth that everyone should know, and what better way than as a play.

The complications and ins and outs of this highly dramatic story brings the characters to life, not only for the performers but also to listeners.

The role of the on-stage storyteller provides continuity of the story development.

Full colour A4 format.

AU$20 each

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This version of the famous Greek myth stays true to the story as it unravels the complications and dramatic events for both the participant and the listener. Adapted from the Greek myth, this play is for six characters performed by three or more actors. This edition not only brings the story to life through vivid dialogue, it illustrates the drama with beautiful works of art that reflect different interpretations.

Full production and background notes are included.

Full colour A4 format.

AU$20 each

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Speech warm-up for clarity and diction

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16 A5 pages


‘Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.’

Gerald R Ford,
American President 1974-1977


This book is a mouth-moving, tongue-twisting enunciation workout so people will understand WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.

Read this book out loud and often!

As well as being a lot of fun, this book will help you achieve a multitude of benefits including …

  • improved social confidence and speech clarity
  • good mouth-muscle strength and breath control
  • pronunciation accuracy and rhythmic consistency
  • thinking ahead of your voice to achieve vocal fluency
  • being expressive by varying pace, pitch and dynamics
  • having a speaking voice that holds listeners’ attention
  • possessing a wide vocabulary for higher-level thinking
  • realising that a fine speaking voice is a valuable asset
  • discovering that practice really does make perfect
  • relishing unusual words for their jubilant exuberance.

AU$9.00 each

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