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CBeebies Bedtime Story.
No, you can't stay awake and play games.
OK. You can stay awake for a bedtime story. OK?
Hello. I'm Lee.
The toys don't want to go to bed yet,
so I said they can stay up for one last story.
So, we need to get ready.
This story is all about toys who don't want to go to sleep.
It's by Sean Taylor and Jimmy Liao
and it's called The World Champion of Staying Awake.
"Good night, Stella," says Dad.
"Time to go to bed."
But how can Stella go to bed?
She still has Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse
and Beanbag Frog to get to sleep.
"I'm a bit wide awake," snuffles Cherry Pig.
"I'm a lot wide awake," calls out Thunderbolt.
Beanbag Frog is worse than wide awake. He's going hoppity-hop.
"Stoppity-stop," says Stella. "It's time to go to bed."
"I'm not going to sleep," calls out Thunderbolt.
"Sleep is too slow," croaks Beanbag Frog.
"I'm the world champion of staying awake," says Cherry Pig.
But Stella is good at thinking up ways to get them to sleep.
She puts them on her pillow.
"Can you dream the pillow into something?" asks Cherry Pig.
"Yes," says Stella.
"It's a ship." And it is.
The pillow ship rocks, the pillow ship sways,
the pillow ship sails across the waves.
In the deep water under the boat,
jellyfish, sharks and seahorses float.
But down in the cabin, you'll come to no harm.
You'll be warm as a cat sleeping inside a barn.
So snuggle your feet, snuggle your knees
and let yourself sway over the seas.
Quietly, Stella checks.
Cherry Pig is asleep.
But Beanbag Frog asks, "Is jelly made from jellyfish?"
And Thunderbolt is calling out,
"The world champion of staying awake is actually me!"
"How am I ever going to get you two to sleep?", sighs Stella.
"With presents, toys
"and fireworks and spicy-sausage pizza," suggests Thunderbolt.
"It's not time for anything like that," Stella tells them.
"It's time to shut your eyes."
"I've shut my eyes, but my feet are completely woken up,"
says Beanbag Frog in a very bouncy voice.
So Stella puts them in her shoebox.
"Can you dream this box into something?" asks Thunderbolt.
"Yes," says Stella.
"It's a train."
And it is. Outside, the air is cold with rain,
but it's warm and dry on the midnight train.
The silver wheels spin around on the track
on their way over the mountains and back.
And as it chugs and clatters and steams,
the train will carry you into your dreams.
Dreams of long journeys and dinosaur eggs.
Dreams of white horses with galloping legs.
"Who's the world champion of staying awake now?" whispers Stella.
Thunderbolt lifts his head and says,
"I'm the world champion of... going to sleep."
And he closes his eyes.
So that leaves Beanbag Frog. Is he asleep?
No, he's not.
He's going hoppity-hop again.
"How many years is it to my birthday?" he asks Stella.
"I can't believe you're still awake," she whispers.
"I can," he says, in his croaky voice.
"The world champion of staying awake must actually be me."
So Stella puts him in the toy basket.
"Can you dream our basket into something?" asks Beanbag Frog.
"Yes," says Stella.
"It's a balloon." And it is.
The starship balloon flies off and away,
leaving behind the last of today.
Through the air, as quiet as fallen snow,
up and up and up you go.
Up so high that it's best to stop,
if you feel like going hoppity-hop.
And what's around you as you rise?
The sparkling necklaces of the skies.
Beanbag Frog is lying with his head on one arm.
Not a croak, not a bounce, not a hoppity-hop.
"They're all fast asleep," she whispers.
And she tucks them, one by one, into bed.
So the world champion of staying awake
must actually be Stella.
SNORING Or perhaps not.
And that story was called, The World Champion of Staying Awake.
I think the CBeebies toys are falling asleep, too.
I hope you're not the world champion of staying awake.
It's time for you to go to sleep, too.
Maybe you can be the world champion of going to sleep instead.
I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.
Now, let me tuck you up into bed.
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