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Hello, my name is Mary-Anne.
It's nearly bedtime, but I think there's time for a story first,
Tonight's tale is about someone who loves stories.
Would you like to hear it?
It's called Dog Loves Books and it's by Louise Yates.
Dog loved books.
He loved the smell of them and he loved the feel of them.
He loved everything about them.
Dog loved books so much that he decided to open
his own bookshop.
and stacked the books ready for the grand opening.
When the day of the opening finally came,
Dog had a bath,
dried his hair... WHOOSH
..blew his nose... BRRRR
..and threw open the door to greet his new customers.
But there was no-one there. HE GROANS
So, Dog tried to keep busy.
And then a lady came into the shop.
"I'll have a tea with milk and two sugars," she said.
"I'm sorry," said Dog.
"But this is a bookshop.
"I only sell books."
The lady walked out.
Dog was alone.
He waited and waited.
Then a man came into the shop to ask directions.
When he left, Dog was downhearted.
But not for long!
He wouldn't wait a moment more.
Dog fetched a book from the shelf and began to read.
When he read, he forgot that he was waiting.
When he read, he forgot that he was alone.
When he read, he forgot that he was in the bookshop!
And when one adventure ended, Dog simply took another book
down from the shelf and a new adventure began.
BOING BOING BOING BOING
So, Dog was somewhere else altogether when...
DING ..a customer came in to the shop
to ask for a book!
Dog knew exactly which ones to recommend.
Dog loves books, but most of all...
WOOF ..he loves to share them.
That story was called Dog Loves Books
and I think Dog is right.
The best thing about books is sharing them.
Thank you for letting me share tonight's bedtime story with you.
You better go and get tucked up in bed now for a good, long sleep.
Night-night, I'll see you again soon for another story.