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The Owl And The Grasshopper

Aesop’s Fable    4-7 yrs    4 mins  •  5/5

Sit back, relax and enjoy our modern retelling of Aesop’s Fable The Owl And The Grasshopper. Masterfully created by Sooper Books, the World’s No.1 Bedtime stories website. Or read our full collection of free bookshop-quality bedtime stories.

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The Owl And The Grasshopper

Now, you probably already know that owls usually spend their daytimes fast asleep. But as soon as it gets dark, out they come from their roosts, with a “hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo”, to hunt for their favourite foods, like insects, frogs and mice.

Once upon a time there was a certain owl who had got very bad-tempered in her old age. She really didn’t like it one bit if any noises disturbed her daily sleeps. One sunny afternoon, she was having a lovely sleep in her roost, inside a hollow tree, when something woke her up.

It was actually a happy grasshopper song, which sounds a bit like chirping. But to her it sounded awful. She popped her head out of the hole in the tree and immediately saw the grasshopper who was making all the noise.

“Go away at once,” she ordered the grasshopper. “Please have some manners and let an old owl sleep in peace!”

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