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The Candy King Story

A boy who eats sweets morning, noon and night. So many , in fact, some very strange things start happening. The big question is will the doctor be able to cure him?

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Candy King

In England lived a boy so vile,
At breakfast he’d devour a pile
Of the most boldly flavoured sweets
And sticky, gooey chocolate treats.
Cola cubes and jelly snakes,
Fifteen giant birthday cakes,
Flying saucers, sherbet dips,
Bubblegum and cherry lips.

Greedy boy with orange hair surrounded by sweets, cakes, chocolates. He is blowing a large pink bubble with bubblegum.

With breakfast down you’d think that he
Had eaten quite enough to be
All set to switch to healthy fare.
There's food that isn't junk out there!
Alas, just sweeties would suffice.
To him these treats were paradise.
“I’m absolutely fine and dandy
Eating this delightful candy,”
He cried aloud as he shoved in
Four hundred biscuits from the tin.

The boy with his hand in a biscuit tin filled with different biscuits. Chocolate is on his face.

The biscuits were his pre-lunch snack
Before he launched a full attack

Upon his favourite dark lagoon
Of melted chocolate (with a spoon).
You’d think by now he’d had enough
Of all this sweet and sticky stuff.
But then you’d hear the shouts of “Mum,
I need a tub of chewing gum!”

The boy with his eyes shut and mouth wide open shouting, holding a spoon dripping with chocolate and chocolate around his mouth.

He’d chew and chomp and munch and gnaw,
Until he could not move his jaw,
Then swap the gum for seven cases,
Filled with bright red cherry laces.
Before he went to bed he’d glug
Six pints of soda from a jug,
Then quickly rush back down the stairs
And wolf a tub of gummy bears.

The boy sat in blue pyjamas on the floor by his bed. A tower of green soda cans on his bed, he is drinking a lime liquid from a jug.

Some people even said his dreams
Were filled with chocolate raspberry creams.
And as he slept he stuffed his chops
With sugar coated lemon drops.

The boy in blue pyjamas floating in the air surrounded by chocolate raspberry creams.

But then one day the little boy,
(While playing with his favourite toy),
Screamed out “Oh Mummy! Have you seen,
My hair has turned the brightest green!”
His Mum looked over, terrified.
“Your skin’s turned purple too!” she cried.
“With quite disgusting yellow spots
And little orange polka dots.”

The boy holding up his top looking at his purple skin with yellow spots and orange polka dots. his hair is green.

“Oh no!” he said. “What shall we do?”
“I’m taking you to Dr Sue!
I’m sure,” said mum, “that she will know.
Put your shoes on, quick, let’s go!”
His mother rushed him to the doc,
Who looked at him with utter shock.
“In all my days I’ve never seen
A boy look like a jelly bean!
Dear boy,” she said, “I have a cure,
But you must promise me that you’re
Prepared to change your habits now.
You'll eat your veggies, you must vow.”

Doctor in green scrubs looking through a magnifying glass at the purple skinned boy.

He said, “I will be good as gold
Until I turn eighteen years old.”
“Right, that's good enough,” she said,
(The boy now face down on the bed.)
“OK, hold still then while I pump
This medicine into your rump!”
The antidote then filled his veins,
And through the awful groans and pains
He shouted out, “I’ll never eat
Another blooming nasty sweet!”

The boy lying with his bum in the air on a table. he doctor holding a large syringe filled with purple liquid.

He tried a turnip, crunched a carrot.
“My!” he said, “these veg have merit!
Grapes and plums are plenty sweet!
And beets,” he thought, “cannot be beat!”
And, sure enough, from that point on,
His sweetie-eating days were gone!

Young boy back to ginger hair and clear skin eating a carrot, wearing a t-shirt which reads 'I heart Veg'

The End

Can you read the Candy King rhyme for free?

Yes! You can read this popular rhyming poem for free.

Is there a version of Candy King read aloud?

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Is Candy King a bedtime story?

This funny rhyme is a great way to end the day for your little ones. It’s a short rhyming poem at just 5 minutes long - perfect for when you have little time or when they ask for “just one more, please!”

This is one of our most popular rhymes and has been loved by families ever since we published it. The story comes with a gentle warning to kids who like to eat too much candy!

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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