Five-minute Stories is split into ten themed sections, covering fairy tales, adventure stories, funny stories and myths and legends. Each story has been simply retold and will take parents or confident young readers about five minutes to read, making the book ideal for parents to share with children who are starting to recognize words. This bumper, great-value collection is one of our top story books for kids aged 5+. Chapters and stories inside Five-minute Stories: � Wise Folk chapter includes The Clever Apprentice by Walter Gregor � Trickery and Mischief chapter features How the Rhinoceros got his Skin by Rudyard Kipling � Animal Antics chapter includes The Seven Little Kids by the Brothers Grimm � Girls and Boys chapter features Peter and the Wolf, the original libretto by Sergei Prokofiev � Royal Adventures chapter includes The Sword in the Stone � Fantastic Journeys chapter features Dick Whittington and his Cat � Good Deeds chapter includes Androcles and the Lion � Favourite Tales chapter features The Hare and the Tortoise � Fun and Nonsense chapter includes The Pied Piper of Hamelin � Magic and Mystery chapter features The Magic Porridge Pot The opening of The Seven Little Kids: There was once a mother goat who had seven little kids. One day she had to go into the wood to fetch food for them, so she called them to her. Dear children, said she, While I am gone, watch out for the wolf. If he gets in he will eat you up. He often disguises himself, but he may always be known by his hoarse voice and black paws.