Driver Dan goes on an exciting journey to Story Corner. Hip loses his special pebbles when they bounce right out of his backpack when he plays with Hop.
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It's Driver Dan's Story Train!
-Hello, Driver Dan!
# Which of our friends are we going to see?
# Which of our friends do you think it will be?
# Climb aboard and travel with me
# All aboard the story train!
# All aboard the story train! #
Twinkle, have you spotted someone? I can't see who it is. Can you?
'Look - four feet. One, two, three, four.
-'It's Hip and Hop.
-They're on their bouncers.
'But they look sad.'
You're right - they do look sad. Let's go and see what's wrong.
Hello, Hip. Hello, Hop. Why the sad faces?
Driver Dan, Hip has lost his special shiny pebbles.
I keep my special shiny pebbles in my backpack. Yesterday, we were playing
on our bouncers at the muddy puddle and the catch come loose and...
And he must've been bouncing so much that the pebbles bounced right out!
Well, I can see how your special pebbles bounced out, Hip.
Let's see if I can fix your backpack.
Needle and thread! Just what we need.
Why don't we go to the muddy puddle
on the way to Story Corner? We can look for the pebbles together.
We did have a look, Driver Dan.
We couldn't see Hip's special shiny pebbles anywhere!
There you are, all sewn up and as good as new.
Now, come on! We'll all go the muddy puddle and look again together.
Good idea! Let's go and look some more!
Thanks for fixing it, Driver Dan.
I need my backpack to carry all my favourite things around.
Twinkle, are we all hooked up and ready to go?
Are you ready too?
-Then let's go!
-'All aboard the Story Train!'
-Are we at the muddy puddle yet?
-'Yes, there it is!
'But I can't see the shiny pebbles anywhere!
-'But there is something shiny!
-'That's her tail bell!
-Loopy is there too!'
Loopy and Precious!
Let's see if they know anything about Hip's pebbles.
Oh! Hello, Driver Dan! Hi, Hip and Hop!
Look! Look at this! Our sandcastle has even
got a moat and a path made of rocks!
It's great! But we'll look later if that's OK, Loopy.
It's just that we really need to look for my missing pebbles.
Oh, no! You haven't lost your special shiny pebbles, have you?!
Yes, he has! We were playing here yesterday
and they bounced right out of his backpack!
They're shiny and small and all different colours!
Some are red, some are blue and some are even stripy! Have you seen them?
-Oh, sorry, Hip. I haven't seen them either.
Don't give up, Hip. We said we'd all look together, remember?
We'll help! Show us exactly where you were bouncing yesterday.
What about you? Will you help me look for Hip's pebbles?
'Yes, we'll help, Driver Dan.'
-'Maybe other there.
-Just by that tree.'
Over here? OK.
'Oh, it's just grass. No pebbles.'
Oh, oh! I've found footprints!
Those aren't footprints, Loopy! They're dried muddy bouncer prints
from Hip and Hop's bouncers yesterday.
Aw! I thought they were footprints from
a big, bouncy pebble-eating monster! Roar! Roar!
-PRECIOUS: It doesn't look like a carrot any more!
It looks like a big brown wet muddy stick!
Ha-ha! It's only mud. It washes off - look.
-Thanks, Driver Dan. HIP LAUGHS
A-ha! I think I might know where Hip's pebbles are.
-Ah! Ha-ha! Good thinking, Precious!
Loopy, you first!
Wey-hey! Ho-ho! Ha-ha!
Driver Dan, you're turn, please.
Watch closely, Hip. Now you see them...
Now you don't!
-My pebbles! My pebbles! It's, it's, it's like magic!
Not magic, Hip. Water!
When your pebbles bounced out of your backpack,
they got covered in mud, the mud dried in the sun
and that made the pebbles look like brown rocks!
And then, we collected them to put on our sandcastle!
But now the water has washed away all the mud,
they're your special shiny pebbles again! Well done, Precious!
- Oh! - Yes!
Thank you, Precious! Thank you, everyone!
Come on, everyone, time for Story Corner.
We're all hooked up. Twinkle, are we ready to go?
And are you ready too? Then let's go!
-'All aboard the Story Train!
-We're going to have a story!
'Maybe it will be about special sandcastles.
-'Or bouncing in the mud.
-Who's ready for a story?
A-ha, I know just the book.
Is everyone settled down and ready to listen?
-- I'm ready! - And me!
-And all of you, sitting down comfy and ready to listen?
This story is called Funny You, Kangaroo.
It was written by Theo De Marcousin
and the pictures are by Jacqueline East.
Everyone thinks that all kangaroos are happy,
because they are so very bouncy. Hop, bounce, hop!
And nearly all kangaroos are happy most of the time.
But there was one small kangaroo sitting all alone who was not happy.
Aw! Poor kangaroo!
Little Roo was very unhappy. Very unhappy indeed.
He was always losing his favourite toys,
all because he hadn't got anywhere safe to keep them.
So Little Roo couldn't hop and bounce around at all.
"I want a pocket! You all have one," he said to his sisters.
"So why not me?
"I want a pocket to keep my toys in everywhere I go!"
It is good to have something to keep your things in. Hip told me that.
Ha-ha! It certainly is, Loopy.
At first, his sisters didn't hear him
and kept on happily bouncing around.
But when Little Roo began to cry very, very loudly,
they all rushed over to hug him and ask him what was wrong.
"I want a pocket!" Little Roo cried. "You all have one, so why not me?
"I want a pocket to keep my toys in wherever I go."
"Oh, Little Roo," said his sisters.
"You don't have a pocket, because you're a boy,
"and we all have pockets, because we're girls."
Little Roo's sisters all thought and thought,
then bounced about collecting material.
They bounced about collecting thread,
they bounced about collecting buttons,
they bounced about collecting zips,
and secretly worked to make a very special present.
And Little Roo was probably the happiest, bounciest kangaroo of all
when his sisters gave him his very own beautiful backpack
to keep all his toys in wherever he went.
The end. Did you enjoy the story?
I loved all the bouncing!
And Little Roo got his very own backpack, just like mine and Hip's.
And now it's your turn. Which bit did you like best?
Come on, it's time to show me the story.
-Boing! Boing! Boing!
-'Look at me - I'm a kangaroo!
-I'm bouncing like the kangaroos!
-'Aw, this shade is lovely.
-Yeah, it's very hot here. Phew!
-'Look at me bounce!
-I'm bouncing just like Little Roo.
'I'm looking in the grass.
-'And I'm looking too!
-Me too! Boing, boing, boing!
'Oh, I'll look over here.
-'I'm wagging my kangaroo tail.
-ALL: Waggle, waggle, waggle!
-'Let's all bounce!
-ALL: Bounce, bounce, bounce!
'Bounce, bounce, bounce!'
Well done, everyone. That was great!
Having a place to keep your special things safe is good, isn't it?
All the kangaroos in our story have perfect pockets.
And Hop and I have got our perfect backpacks, just like Little Roo!
If I was a kangaroo, I would need a really big backpack
-to keep my most special thing in - my trampoline!
Ha-ha! Not even Little Roo's sisters
could make a backpack big enough for a trampoline.
Come on, everyone, let's bounce onto the Story Train.
EXCITED CHATTER 'All aboard the Story Train.'
Bye, everyone. It's time to go, but let's come back soon,
-because we all love stories!
-'Bye, Driver Dan. Bye.'
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
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-'I like kangaroo stories.
-I like stories about frogs.
'My favourite is stories about scary animals! Grr!'
Driver Dan and a loveable cast of animated friends go on an exciting journey to Story Corner.
Hip has lost his special pebbles - they bounced right out of his backpack when he was playing with Hop on their bouncers. Driver Dan drives the Story Train back to search all the places where they had been bouncing, but no-one can find the brightly coloured pebbles. Then Precious has a very clever idea when she stands in the mud. Featuring the story Funny You Kangaroo!