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Frances Barber - A House in the Woods

An exciting story read by a special guest. Frances Barber reads A House in the Woods, by Inga Moore.


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Now if I can just get these last two books in place,

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I will have built a lovely house.

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Oh!

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Whoops!

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Hello. My name's Frances.

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Did you see my story house crash to the floor?

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I don't know why it fell down.

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I've been trying to build this story house for ages,

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but every time I reach the last two books,

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I have to start again.

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I think I need to call the Beaver Builders.

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What?

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You've never heard of the Beaver Builders?!

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Well, let me introduce them in tonight's Bedtime Story.

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The story is by Inga Moore,

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and it's called A House In The Woods.

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A Little Pig had made a den for herself in the woods.

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Next door, another Little Pig had made himself a hut.

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One morning, the two Little Pigs went out walking together.

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One Little Pig found a feather,

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and the other found an interesting stick.

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But when the first Little Pig brought her feather home to the den,

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she discovered Bear had moved in,

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which she didn't mind because she liked Bear.

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Only Bear was so big!

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Oh dear! The den was wrecked.

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And when the second Little Pig went home to his hut with his stick,

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he discovered Moose had moved in,

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which he didn't mind either because he liked Moose,

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only Moose was even bigger than Bear!

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And when he stood up politely to say good morning...

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..the hut was also wrecked.

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Which left the two Little Pigs with nowhere to live.

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Not to mention Moose and Bear.

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And this was a pickle. It really was!

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Then Moose had a brilliant idea.

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Why not build a big house where they could all live together?

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Well, it was an exciting plan.

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Except that building a big house with real windows and doors,

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a roof, stairs and chimney stacks isn't easy.

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They couldn't do it on their own.

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So Moose called the Beavers on the telephone,

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and soon afterwards,

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a team of Beaver Builders came to help them with the work.

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The Beavers said...

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..if it was all right, they wish to be paid in peanut butter sandwiches,

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to which no one had any objection.

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So they felled the timber,

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and the work began.

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By lunchtime, the walls of the house were up,

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and by teatime, the roof was on.

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The lunch and teatimes were on different days, of course.

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Beavers are fast, but they're not THAT fast!

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Bear made the staircase and chimney stacks,

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while Moose fitted the windows and doors.

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Then they both went with the two Little Pigs to the junk yard

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for furniture and curtains

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and all those things that go inside a house.

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At last, the house was finished.

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The Beavers handed over their bill and left.

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There was just enough time to get to the store

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to buy the bread and peanut butter.

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Then the Little Pigs helped Moose and Bear

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make six plates of peanut butter sandwiches

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which they delivered in person to the Beavers

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who had all gone back to their lodge on the lake.

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Oh, it had been a busy time for the Little Pigs and Moose and Bear!

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They HAD worked hard, especially Bear.

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Had it been worth it?

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What do you think?

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Just look!

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What a beautiful new house they had to go home to!

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Bear went to bed first because she was SO tired.

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And after they had finished their supper and washed the dishes

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and told stories for a while round the fire,

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it was the turn of Moose and the two Little Pigs

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to climb the stairs to bed.

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Good Night, Bear.

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Good Night, Moose.

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Good night, Little Pigs.

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Sweet dreams, everyone.

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That story was called A House In The Woods.

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And now you know who the Beaver Builders are.

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Oh! I hope there's enough peanut butter to pay them to fix my house!

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I'll just check in the CBeebies kitchen.

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And while I do, it's time for you to go to bed,

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just like Bear, Moose and the Little Pigs.

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I hope you have sweet dreams, too.

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Night night.

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