Hernando Fandango the Great Dancing Dog CBeebies Bedtime Stories


Hernando Fandango the Great Dancing Dog

An exciting story read by a special guest. Cat Sandion reads Hernando Fandango the Great Dancing Dog, by Rachel Swirles.


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Do you like to dance?

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Ah, so do I.

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I love to dance! It's great fun, isn't it?

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Well, so does our furry friend in tonight's Bedtime Story.

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It's called Hernando Fandango The Great Dancing Dog!

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by Rachel Swirles.

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He's clever, adventurous, courageous and mighty.

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And ever so handy for storing a nightie.

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Hernando Fandango, pyjama case dog,

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is the very best friend of Miss Adelaide Mog.

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Now, of all the fun things they did together,

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dancing gave them the greatest pleasure.

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In Adelaide's room, they would practise each day.

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Jazz, ballroom dancing, tap

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and ballet.

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Secretly dreaming of a shiny dance floor,

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with a crowd of fans cheering - Encore! Encore!

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And, as it happened, by the most amazing of chances,

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Adelaide's parents were real ballroom dancers.

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The foxtrot, the rumba, the American smooth,

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the quick step, the samba, they knew every move.

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Hernando and Adelaide never grew tired

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of watching them dance, they felt so inspired.

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Now, Adelaide's parents were preparing to be

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part of a dance show to compete on TV.

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The big day was near, so they shimmied and hopped.

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They twirled and whirled and danced till they dropped.

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The competition day duly arrived.

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The dancing began. They waltzed, then they jived.

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The Mogs looked so graceful, they'd practised so much.

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Surely nothing could come between them and the cup.

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But...

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..with the cameras rolling and millions tuned in,

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to see all the couples doing their thing,

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two couples collided - the dancers' worst fear.

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A pair of sprained ankles, the Mogs couldn't appear.

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The host shouted, "Do we have any dancers?"

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Adelaide knew this was the rarest of chances.

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She longed to cry out, but she wasn't that brave.

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And already a figure had taken the stage.

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Can you guess who it was,

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who could waltz, jive and tango?

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Of course! It was Hernando Fandango!

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Courageous and mighty, pyjama case dog

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reached for the hand of Miss Adelaide Mog.

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She smiled at Hernando and taking his paw,

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took a deep breath and stepped onto the floor.

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So they started to waltz, Miss Mog and her hound

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and as they danced, the best friends found

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that their dream had come true - they swished round the floor.

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The music was playing, the crowd gave a roar!

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Their waltz was divine and so was their shuffle.

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Their cha-cha-cha caused quite a kerfuffle.

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And lo and behold, for the next big band number,

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Hernando and Adelaide were dancing the rumba.

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Now for the voting from across the nation,

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who would be the new dance sensation?

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Long pause for effect,

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"Ladies and gentlemen, the winners are...

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"..Adelaide Mog and Hernando Fandango, the great dancing dog!"

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Everyone cheered! The nation was right.

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Hernando and Adelaide were stars of the night.

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So Adelaide and Hernando held hands and paws

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and they took their bow to rapturous applause.

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He's clever, adventurous, courageous and mighty.

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And ever so handy for storing a nightie.

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Hernando Fandango, pyjama case dog,

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is the very best friend of Miss Adelaide Mog.

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Awww, Hernando and Adelaide made fantastic dance partners,

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didn't they? Well, now, it's time for you to drift off to dreamland.

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Maybe you'll dream of dancing dogs, twirling and swishing.

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I'll see you soon. Sweet dreams.

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It's time for the Big Ballroom Dance Competition, so get your dancing shoes on and join Cat Sandion from the CBeebies House, as she reads this beautiful story about following your dreams, with a little help from your best friend.