This is the tale of Mr Toad,
Who one day jumped across a road,
And to his horror sitting there,
Was a gigantic polar bear.
Now, polar bears do like to chew,
Upon a slimy toad or two,
They really find it quite a treat,
To nibble on a toady’s feet.
“Oh, bear!” cried Toady, “Please don’t munch,
Upon my tender toes for lunch!”
The bear just laughed, shot out a paw,
And hooked poor Toady with his claw,
Then opened his big chops up wide,
And started to place Toad inside,
Then, suddenly, there came a shout,
It said, “You rascal... take him out!
And place him very carefully,
Back down here on the road with me!”'
The bear looked down upon the road,
To see an angry Mrs Toad,
Her finger pointing in the air,
And piercing him with quite a stare,
Then crouching down, she cried, “Here goes,
I’m jumping up to lick your nose!”
Now, if there’s one thing bears’ detest,
It’s having an unwanted guest,
Upon their nose, it makes them jump,
And fall upon their furry rump.
So that is where the story ends,
For I am pleased to say—my friends,
That bear set Toady free to roam,
Then he and Mrs Toad went home,
I’m also glad to say from then,
They never saw the bear again!
Can you read The Toads rhyme for free?
Yes! You can read this popular rhyming poem 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 version of The Toads read aloud?
You can choose to experience this rhyming poem read aloud or you can read it yourself.
Is this a bedtime story?
This rhyme is another great way to end the day for your little ones. It’s a short rhyming poem at just 3 minutes long - perfect for when you have little time or when they ask for “just one more, please!”
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.
About Sooper Books
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!