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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 has been looking for our friends. Who has she found?
-Look, it's Sweetie.
-Yes, and she's got a tennis racket.
But why does she look so sad?
There's Hip and Hop!
They look sad, too.
You're right, they do all look very sad. Let's go and find out why.
-Hello, Driver Dan.
-Hi, Driver Dan.
-Hello, everyone. What's the matter?
We wanted to play a hitting and catching game with our tennis racket
-but we can't find our ball.
-We've looked everywhere.
Oh, dear. I might have a ball on the Story Train. Shall we go and see?
Yes, please, Driver Dan!
Now, then. Hm.
Now, it should be in here somewhere.
Hm, not there either.
Must be in this one.
Oh, I've just remembered - I gave it to Loopy.
Sorry about that.
Oh, then we can't play our game, after all.
Why don't we go on the Story Train, and see if we can find Loopy
and the ball?
-That's a brilliant idea.
-Let's go! You can be first hitter, Sweetie.
-Would you like to come, too?
Twinkle? Are we all hooked up and ready to go?
I wonder if Twinkle's seen Loopy. Can you see?
I can see a carriage.
But it's not Loopy's carriage.
No, it's Bippity's carriage.
-Look, there he is.
-He's getting his Makerer ready.
Oh, let's see if Bippity knows where Loopy is.
Bip-bip! Hello, everyone!
Hello, Bippity. Have you seen Loopy?
He's got a ball we want to use for our game.
Sorry, I haven't.
Oh, we'll never be able to play our game now!
Hm... Bip-bip! Maybe I could make you a ball.
Wow! Thanks, Bippity.
Bip-bip! This won't take long.
Bippity-bip! In a zip!
Great, Bippity! You can throw, Sweetie can hit it
and we'll catch. Come on.
Yes! I'm ready.
Bip-bip! Here we go!
-Bippity-bip. What happened?
That's a very heavy ball, Bippity. No wonder the strings broke.
Bip-bip. Oh, dear.
I'm very sorry, everyone.
That's OK, Bippity.
But what are we going to do? We don't have a ball OR a racket now.
I'll fix the racket first.
What is it, Bippity?
How did you do that?
Bip-bip. Oops. That wasn't supposed to happen.
We'll never be able to play our catching game now.
Thanks for trying to help, Bippity.
Bip-bip. Wait a minute.
This reminds me of something.
Bippity-bip! That's it!
Soapy water? What do you want to wash?
Nothing, but I've had an idea.
Bip-bip! We need soapy water to make it work.
-Soapy water? OK.
-What is your idea, Bippity?
It's a catching game with the racket, just like you wanted.
But we haven't got a racket, or a ball.
-Here we are.
-Thank you, Driver Dan.
How can we play a catching game with a bucket of water?
HE LAUGHS You'll see. Watch!
And the game is...
-catch the bubbles!
-No, that's my one! I'll get that one!
I caught one!
DRIVER DAN LAUGHS
Oh, that's a fantastic game, Bippity. What a brilliant idea.
-Thanks, Bippity. That was amazing.
-Can we play it again, Driver Dan?
Yes, you're right, Twinkle. It IS time to go to Story Corner.
We're all hooked up. Twinkle, are we ready to go?
-Are you ready, too? Then let's go!
-All aboard the story train!
We're going to have a story!
-Maybe it'll be about a chasing game.
-Or a story about bubbles.
What shall we read today?
I'd like one about making things.
-But not heavy things.
Aha! I know just the book.
-Is everybody settled down and ready to listen?
-Yeah, I am!
-And all of you? Sitting comfy and ready to listen?
-Ready, Driver Dan!
This story is called Efuru's Treasure.
It was written by Esther Ahanti and the pictures are by Ghadi Ghosn.
Efuru and her father were at the market, buying fish for dinner.
Efuru watched as the woodcarver set out his stall.
He laid out smooth, round bowls and patterned plates,
delicate carvings and fanciful creatures.
"Please can I go and see?" she asked her father, excitedly.
Efuru stood shyly at the stall.
Her eyes grew wide like saucers,
for upon the sheet lay more than she could imagine.
Chessboards and masks, crocodiles and giraffes, cheetahs and chimps.
Oh, lots of lovely animals.
"Oh, carver, make me a rocket to travel afar.
"I'll fly to the moon, the sun and the stars!"
But the carver just smiled, as he sawed and spliced the wood.
Efuru asked again,
"Oh, carver, make me a horse with your clever hands.
"I'll gallop so fast and see distant lands."
But the carver just smiled, as he hammered and honed the wood.
"Oh, carver, make me a ship, won't you, please?
"I'll cast off and sail upon the high seas."
But the carver just smiled, as he sharpened and shaved the wood.
I'd like a ship like that. Ahoy, there!
-Ahoy, Captain Hip!
Finally, she begged,
"Oh, carver, I know what will be best.
"Make me a crown - I'll be a princess."
But the carver only smiled, and painted the wood.
"Oh, carver, will you make nothing for me?" she asked.
The woodcarver looked at Efuru and stretched out his hand.
In his palm lay a spinning top.
It was smooth and perfectly polished.
It glimmered in the afternoon light.
"Oh, thank you!" gasped Efuru in delight,
as she twirled the top on the ground.
For her spinning top shone and shimmered
brighter than a fiery rocket.
It flipped and flew faster than a horse.
It's glide was more graceful than that of a ship.
And as Efuru and her father walked home, hand-in-hand,
Efuru clutched her treasure tightly.
She felt richer and happier than any princess.
The end. Did you enjoy that story?
I liked the horse best. He looked really fast.
I liked the carpenter. He could make anything he thought of.
I thought you might like him, Bippity. And now it's your turn.
Which parts did you like best? Come on - it's time to show me the story.
-Look over there!
-It's the woodcarver's stall!
-We're in the rocket.
-This is fun!
-I'm riding on my horse.
-Look at me!
-Let's be pirates.
-Yes, on the boat!
-I'm being a pirate, just like Efuru.
Here comes Princess Efuru.
I'm being really spinny!
-Round and round and round.
That looked great fun.
Thanks, everyone. You were great at showing me the story.
Efuru ended up with a carving she didn't expect,
but that made it even more special.
A bit like our catching game.
Yeah - Bippity's game was really special.
It was, wasn't it?
Yeah. Thanks, Bippity.
Oh, thanks everyone, bip-bip!
All right, everyone. Time to go. All aboard!
All aboard the Story Train!
It's time to go but let's come back soon,
because we all love stories!
-Bye, Driver Dan!
I really like stories about dogs.
I like funny stories.
I like pirate stories best.
I like stories about spinning tops.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Driver Dan goes on an exciting journey to Story Corner with a lovable cast of animated friends.
Bippity creates a new ball in the Makerer for his friends to play with, but it's so heavy that it breaks their bat! Now they can't play any games at all - until Bippity has a brilliant brainwave. With Driver Dan's help, and a big bucket of soapy water, Hip and Hop and Sweetie are soon playing a brilliant new game with Bippity.
Featuring the story Efuru's Treasure.