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This is a weekly podcast of funny stories for kids. There are side-splitting versions of my own fractured fairy tales. Also short stories from some of my best-selling books, featuring characters from 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' and 'Friday Barnes, Girl Detective'. The stories are perfect for bedtime, long car rides or even if you're just stuck waiting a really long time at the doctor's office. They're written for 7-11 year olds but these are tales the whole family can enjoy. The sillin ...
 
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When Michael is cast as a troll in a school play, Nanny Piggins tells the children the real story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Spoiler alert - there were no goats in it. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
Nanny Piggins tells the true story of 'Beauty and the Beast' as it happened to her cousin Belle Piggins. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but suffice it to say, there's more cake and chocolate involved than they lead you to believe in the movie version. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=…
 
When Tammy and Mum take the dog for a walk, a hovering autumn leaf makes them wonder about the possible existence of vegetarian spiders and the dangers of tofu hail. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
After spending a weekend crashing weddings because she was in desperate need of cake, Nanny Piggins realises that the world is crying out of a wedding cake baker of her genius. She soon becomes so popular she is called upon to bake for a Royal Wedding. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+…
 
When Derrick leaves his homework at school, Nanny Piggins helps him by recounting the famous story from Greek mythology - the story of Icarus. Which she just happens to know because her (great times 48) aunt Daedulus Piggins was Icarus' mother. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ue…
 
While walking home from school, Tammy and Mum discuss the possible things Mr Stuart could be doing on his day off from classroom teaching. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
When Nanny Piggins gets a little bit over enthusiastic about commandeering an ice cream van, she and the children pass the time on the walk home with the story about a distant cousin of her and the strange little man who helped her spin straw into chocolate cake. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickr…
 
When a boy is kidnapped from Highcrest Academy, Friday is astonished that no one is concerned. She soon finds out that he stages his kidnapping all the time, but Friday realises that this could be the perfect cover for a real kidnapping. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https…
 
One night after dinner, Mum reveals to Vanessa and Tammy that they are going to have to start picking up their own socks because of tragic circumstances involving the work place conditions of fairies. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Faut…
 
Nanny Piggins tells the story of her distant cousin Matilda Piggins, a shoemaker who struggled against the pigism in the shoe industry to make enough money to eat the enormous volume of cake her athletic metabolism required. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.…
 
This is a chapter from 'Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan' the second book in the Nanny Piggins series. In this story, Nanny Piggins gets so angry with the waiting time at her doctor's office that she decides to destroy his business by setting up a Holistic Cake Healing stall right outside. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=…
 
When Nanny Piggins, Boris and the children accidentally chain themselves to the school canteen on a public holiday (while trying to protest against the inclusion of carrot sticks on the menu) she whiles away the time by telling them the story of her distant relative, who was a brilliant shot with a crossbow, called Wilhelmina Piggins. Support the s…
 
It's the last day of the school holidays and Tammy is worried about meeting her new teacher, so Mum tries to put her mind at ease by suggesting things she could say on her first day. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
To celebrate the release 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape' I have recorded a short story from that book. I hope you enjoy it. It features Parker, always a popular character. If you really like it, please do buy the book! Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepos…
 
The promote the release of the audio book of 'Friday Barnes 1, Girl Detective' on 2nd February 2021, I have recorded this mini-mystery from that book. It is the first case Friday ever solved. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A…
 
Nanny Piggins tells story of the time her no good brother, Bramwell, got a job as a night shepherd. It did not go well for him, the sheep or the townspeople. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
While caught sheltering in a bus stop during a rain storm, Nanny Piggins regales the children with the story of a distant yet staggeringly beautiful relative of hers - Snow Pig and her much maligned stepmother. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository…
 
To promote the release of 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape' on February 2nd 2021, I have recorded 'Something in the Strognanoff' from 'Friday Barnes 4, No Rules'. When the whole school has been poisoned it's up to Friday to figure out what happened. Will they need a whole fleet of ambulances, or is there another explanation? Support the show (https://ww…
 
When Mum takes Tammy and Vanessa to the beach to escape the pre-Christmas stress, she ends up telling them an alarming story about the consequences of taking seashells from beaches and how it can lead to zombies in sushi restaurants. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%…
 
Nanny Piggins recounts the story from the Piggins family's own oral history of the first Christmas. It involves more chocolate cake than the original version. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
This is the episode I recorded on the weekend as a livestream on Facebook. It is the story of Nanny Piggins standing in for Santa after Boris accidentally causes him to have a head injury outside their house. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.c…
 
When her boyfriend/nemesis Ian Wainscott is accused of cheating in an examination, Friday hurries to investigate. She soon proves that there's more to the incriminating evidence written on his trousers than meets the eye. For all the #frian fans out there, you'll know this story as the one with the first kiss. Support the show (https://www.awin1.co…
 
When they become inadvertantly locked in a bank vault (note to self, don't argue with bank robbers) Nanny Piggins tells Boris and the children the story of 'The Ugly Duckling'. Her version may not be famililar to you. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdep…
 
When Tammy and Mum take the dog for a walk the renovations at their local library lead to a discussion about the importance of building accessibility for the improvement of giant literacy. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Sp…
 
When their attempts to break records on Earth don't work out, Ant and Chelly get the brilliant idea - to try breaking records somewhere else! This soon leads to terrible consequences. Luckily they now have the skilled to fix their own hair brained disasters. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=po…
 
When Ant and Chelly get a book for their birthday they are a bit disgruntled, until they discover that it's a book of world records. They are soon inspired to start breaking records of their own. Unfortunately their attempts nearly trigger the destruction of the world, that is until Granny arrives... Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.ph…
 
The audio book of 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins' went on sale this week! To promote the release, I've recorded this special episode of the podcast with a reading of the first chapter. I hope you enjoy it. Here's a link where you can buy a CD of the audiobook... https://www.bookdepository.com/Adventures-Nanny-Piggins-R-Spratt/9781867502623?ref=gr…
 
As a Halloween special, I have recorded a chapter from FRIDAY BARNES 3, BIG TROUBLE. It's as close as Friday Barnes gets to a ghost story (it's not really very spooky, but the word 'ghost' is mentioned twice). When two girls keep hearing a voice in the attic above their dorm room, they go to Friday to solve the mystery. Special thanks to my publish…
 
When Mum takes Vanessa to the city to see the orthodontist, they get side tracked by gourmet chocolate shops and wondering about the violent tendencies of the staff. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
After a particularly exhausting morning avoiding the truancy officer and eating ice cream, Nanny Piggins entertains the children by telling them the story of her long distant Danish cousin Hannah Christian Anderson Piggins and the Normal Sized Match Girl. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podca…
 
When Parker's assignment goes missing and it's worth 80% of his final mark for the year, Friday has to help him find it so he doesn't enrage Mr Spencer and have to do the whole year 9 science coarse again. This is a chapter from 'Friday Barnes 1, Girl Detective' recorded for the podcast to promote the upcoming release of 'Friday Barnes 9, No Escape…
 
When Mum is driving Tammy and cousin Perry to the Park she tells them a story about Granny that is very hard to believe. It involves a pillow, elite fence climbing skills and secrets from Granny's dark past. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.co…
 
Nanny Piggins tells her version of the classic story 'The Princess and the Pea' with her own strongly held views on the subject. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)由R.A. Spratt
 
To celebrate the upcoming release of the audiobook of 'The Adventures of Nanny Piggins', I'm posting this live recording of me reading Chapter 4 from that book. I recorded this at a zoom event for The Little Bookroom in Melbourne. You can't hear them because they were muted but there were over 90 kids listening in as I read and I could see their fa…
 
Dirk only had one friend. And that friend was Cat. Cat was the highest maintenance person at Banksia Grove Public School. And that included Mr Jenner the maintenance man who Cat insisted was on prison release having murdered a substitute teacher. Dirk was trying to live an ordinary life but it was never going to happen, not once Cat had her brillia…
 
Nanny Piggins tells an educational story about the dangers of birthday presents for royal princesses and the dubious integrity of some frogs. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
It was supposed to be Book Week this week. So to mark the occasion, this weeks episode is the answer to my most commonly asked question when I visit schools for Book Week. It is my explanation of how I come up with ideas for stories. It is quite a story in it's own right. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=7148…
 
My lovely publisher kind gave me permission to record a chapter from 'Nanny Piggins 2, The Wicked Plan'. It is a wonderful story about a deluded armadillo and the pig who bested him. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
The 5th and final book in The Peski Kids series goes on sale this week. To mark the occasion this weeks episode is me reading the prologue and chapter 1 of that book. I hope you enjoy it! If you want to read the rest of the book for yourself you can order 'The Peski Kids, The Final Mission' from your local bookstore or go to my website and click on…
 
While stuck in a wrought iron fence, Nanny Piggins tells the story of her amazing relative, Jack Piggins and the time she swapped a cow for some cacoa beans. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
This is me reading the Prologue and Chapter 1 of 'The Peski Kids 1, The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach'. It's where the story of April, Fin and Joe Peski all begins. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
Nanny Piggins tells the true story of 'Sleeping Beauty', the fairy who betrayed her, her irrational desire to get her ears pierced and the royal medical student who tried to cure her sleep apnoea. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%…
 
This is a recording of a live story telling session I did for Bowral Uniting Church in the middle of the Covid-19 isolation. It was set up for local kids but we ended up having kids log in from all around Australia and even America. During the show I tell the stories of 'Mr Wolf Pie' and A Tall Tale of Ducks and Pirahna and you can hear me talking …
 
While waiting an incredibly long time for medical treatment at their local emergency room, Nanny Piggins tells the tragic of her great great great great aunt, otherwise known as the Pig Piper of Hamlin. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fa…
 
Early one morning, while waiting for the chocolate shop to open, Nanny Piggins tells the story of her great Aunt Marg from the olden story days and how she baked a Gingerbread Man who came to life and was very reluctant to agree to being eaten. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ue…
 
Late one night, after eating an incredibly large amount of ice cream Nanny Piggins tells the children the story of her distant relative from Ancient Greece, Aesop Piggins and the time she got in a foot race with a tortoise and a hare. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A…
 
Nanny Piggins tells the story of the time her no-good brother Bramwell became a tailor and got in trouble with the local royalty. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)由R.A. Spratt
 
When detained by the police for starting a riot at the local supermarket, Nanny Piggins tells the children a story about two distant cousins of hers called Hansel and Gretel. Support the show (https://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=5478&awinaffid=714853&clickref=podcast+link1&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bookdepository.com%2Fauthor%2FR-A-Spratt)…
 
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