Maureen Lipman - Grandma's House CBeebies Bedtime Stories


Maureen Lipman - Grandma's House

Maureen Lipman reads Grandma's House by Alice Melvin, a story about a little girl's visit to her grandma's house. But where is Grandma?


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CBeebies Bedtime Story.

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Hello. I'm Maureen, but my grandchildren call me Mo-Mo.

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And it's wonderful to visit the CBeebies house.

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It feels very familiar and homely, even though it's not my house.

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Mmm.

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Tonight's story is about a little girl visiting someone's home

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and it feels just like that.

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It's called Grandma's House and it's by Alice Melvin.

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Often after school I go to Grandma's house,

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where everything is different,

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but always stays the same.

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I always hang my coat up on this hook inside the hall

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and I pour my glass of milk from the little china cow.

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But Grandma's tartan tin is on the very highest shelf

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and I know I cannot reach the chocolate biscuits by myself.

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I love to ride the rocking chair...

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CREAKING ..as quickly as I can.

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Then slowly spin the globe to search for places that I know.

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But I cannot wind the ticking clock that stands beside the stair...

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TICK TOCK TICK TOCK ..as Grandma keeps the special key.

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She must be here somewhere!

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I have to climb this ladder to my favourite place.

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My own top-secret hideout at the top of Grandma's house.

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Full of all the toys she used to play with long ago,

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but still I cannot find her.

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So I climb back down below.

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I haven't got my partner for a dance around the room,

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nor anyone to watch me squeeze a snowy cloud of talc.

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GIGGLING

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I often stop and stare at all the photos on the wall,

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but Grandma isn't here to tell me tales about them all.

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CLOCK CHIMES

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I hurry past the lampstand and the dancing figurines.

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I run across the sunroom to the open double doors,

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out into the garden through the hedge beneath the tree

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towards a kind familiar voice

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that's calling out to me. BIRDS TWEET

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SIGHING WOOF! WOOF!

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Oh, I'm really glad the little girl found her grandma.

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What was your favourite room in the house?

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Was it the attic, with Grandma's old toys?

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Or was it the garden with the tea party ready?

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I know which is my favourite.

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But now it's time for bed.

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I hope you have sweet dreams.

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Night-night. I'll see you soon for another bedtime story.

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Night-night.

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An exciting story read by a special guest. Maureen Lipman reads Grandma's House by Alice Melvin, a story about a little girl's visit to her grandma's house. But where is Grandma?