The Monkey and the Crocodile
A monkey and a crocodile are best friends. They love to eat jamun fruit and chat together. However, the crocodile's wife wants to taste the monkey's heart. Will the crocodile try to save his friend?
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Deer and Jaguar
A story from Brazil. A deer and a jaguar live together in the woods. How long can the peace and trust between predator and prey last?
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"I read bits of Adam i Smoczy Skarb (Adam and the Dragon's Treasure) to my class. It's a story from Poland and that's where I'm from.
It was good to be able to talk to the other children about Poland and even teach them some words in Polish. Before that, I don't think anyone really knew much about my country but now they do."
'Bubbling with Happiness' is a story from Japan.
A strange magical creature known as a 'tanuki' transforms from a patterned tea pot to become a racoon dog. The tanuki overcomes many challenges and eventually finds a loving home with a kind family.
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A Good Friend
Yasin and his family move from Iraq to England. He finds that life at school is much easier with a good friend standing at his side.
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