Puffin Book of Five-minute Stories
Puffin Books

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Narrated By: Samantha Bond, Sophie Aldred, Sophie Aldred, Christopher Timothy, Christopher Timothy

Duration: 1 hour and 52 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audio download edition of The Puffin Book of Five-minute Stories, read by Sophie Aldred and Christopher Timothy.

A lively collection of nineteen short, snappy stories, some old, some new, to make you gasp, laugh, frown or giggle.


The Little Wooden Horse
Clever Cakes
The Orchestra That Lost Its Voice
Ostriches Can't Fly
Little Red Riding Hood
Miss Dose the Doctor's Daughter
Ticky Picky Boom Boom
A Thousand Yards of Sea
The Gingerbread Man
Hedgehogs Don't Eat Hamburgers
Mrs Simkin's Bathtub
The Horrendous Hullabaloo
How the Leopard Got His Spots
Puffling in a Pickle
Cold Feet
The Fish Cart
Wil's Tail
The Three Billy Goats Gruff


Children's / Teenage fiction: Short stories

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