When out in the forest one day, an acorn falls on Chicken Lickens head. Can this mean the sky is falling down? Will he get to the King in time to warn him? Chicken Licken is the perfect example of how spreading rumours and acting impulsively can be very dangerous. Chicken Licken had good intentions but learnt a very important lesson about critical thinking and responsibility for his actions. Our retelling also features themes of trust, journeys and fear. Chicken Licken, also known as Henny Penny, is a story which was prevalent in Europe and Asian folk tales for centuries. Many variations and adaptations lead to the creation of the Chicken Licken story we are familiar today in the 19th century, inspired by the documenting of folk tales in writing by the Brothers Grimm.
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Can you listen to Chicken Licken for free?

Yes! You can listen to Chicken Licken for free. We felt that there weren’t enough high quality stories and poems for kids that were free, so we decided to change that with the Sooper Books rhyming poems category.

Is there a written version of Chicken Licken?

Yes! Chicken Licken is also available in written format with illustrations.

Why do we write bedtime stories for kids?

When we first decided to create a bedtime story for kids, we knew we wanted it to be fun, engaging and high quality.

We wanted Sooper Books to bring children's publishing into the 21st century. We strongly believe that nighttime stories for kids need to fit seamlessly into modern family lives which is why our free stories are all online.

It began when we started writing stories for our own family. Then our friends and wider families asked for copies and we started to share Sooper Books with other children.

At Sooper Books we write, curate and narrate stories for kids so they can enjoy the best quality content, enchanting stories and magical adventures. With our stories we work towards promoting a positive attitude to reading and instill a love of books in children from an early age.

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Our 5-10 minute online kids bedtime stories, fairy tales, funny rhymes and fables all come with award-winning audio.

From short stories for kids to multiple story episodes in our original series collections, our content is sure to make your little ones’ eyes sparkle with delight. 

At Sooper Books, children can explore the magical world of fairies and witches, brave knights, talking animals and more. Our stories for kids feature an array of characters such as lovable princesses, funny frogs, gentle giants and wise wizards.

So whether you're specifically looking for a fairy tale or a rhyme, or maybe you just need some short bedtime stories for kids. Take the stress out of bedtime by reading one of our kids stories today!