Uncle Duncan’s Lockdown Storytime
Easter Is Cancelled!

Easter Is Cancelled!

April 26, 2020

 Marama pigs out on chocolate eggs when her Dad catches the Easter Bunny. But her little sister Rima doesn't think it's fair for Marama to keep all those eggs for herself.

Shipwrecked

Shipwrecked

April 24, 2020

Mea and Tane get tricked by mermaids and crash their Dad's boat into a small tidal island. They shouldn’t be out on boats during the lockdown anyway. The boat is sunk, the tide is rising, and a shark is circling.

Ghost Girl A Go Go

Ghost Girl A Go Go

April 22, 2020

After a day out kayaking at Rakiura, a kind girl called Suzy is woken up by the sound of a crying ghost outside. It is the ghost of a poor wee girl who got eaten by a shark many years ago. They get on really well.

 

Emily and the Heated Up Spider

Emily and the Heated Up Spider

April 20, 2020

A naughty girl gets super powers after being bitten on the nose by a spider that got heated in the microwave.

The Wicked Witch from Pendragon’s Dairy.

The Wicked Witch from Pendragon’s Dairy.

April 18, 2020

 A witch tricks some greedy kids out of a treasure map, and they have to tell their teacher.

..."Oh buzz off!" screeched Mrs Pendragon. She muttered a few words under her breath, pointed her magic wand at the teacher, and turned him into a big fat buzzing blowfly...

 

One Night Lost in the Forest

One Night Lost in the Forest

April 16, 2020

Emily and her Mum get lost in the bush when the School goes looking for Kiwi.

Call The Fire Engine!

Call The Fire Engine!

April 14, 2020

On day 23 of the Lockdown, Wiremu Paaka is so bored he decides to get stuck in a tree.

"...“If I’m going to be rescued from a tree I want it done properly. With a ladder. And a strong fireman. Not a weak girl.”

The Lonely Troll

The Lonely Troll

April 12, 2020

 There’s a bridge, with a Troll, and those kids have got to answer his riddle. Steve thinks he knows the answer. But he doesn’t.

  ... "New Zealander Richard Pearse was the first person to fly a plane, 9 months before the Wright Brothers!" roared Pog the Troll. "His homemade plane only flew for a few seconds before crashing into gorse."...

100 Sacks of Wormy Spuds

100 Sacks of Wormy Spuds

April 10, 2020

On the 16th day of Lockdown a little boy disobeys his Dad, and things just go from bad to worse when he tries to cover up. The moral of the story is that if you're naughty you might get eaten by a monster.  It's a timeless theme which still rings true today.

Larry The Lockdown Leprechaun

Larry The Lockdown Leprechaun

April 8, 2020

The kids suspect that the old cobbler from down the road is a leprechaun, and they're super keen to find his pot of gold.

“...“Hey, you’re a leprechaun! We know it!”

"Get back!" cried Larry. "2 metres back, at least!"...

 

Broc Obama Wrecks School Camp

Broc Obama Wrecks School Camp

April 6, 2020

When the US Army destroys everyone's tents and camping gear, President Broc Obama vows to put things right.

  "Do you know why call me Broc Obama kids?" said The President. "It's because I love brocolli! Want some?"

Hemi and The Jets

Hemi and The Jets

April 4, 2020

 Hemi is on the warpath after the guitar player from his sister's boyfriend's band laughs at him on the basketball court.  "I'm gonna get you sucker!"  A cautionary tale of karma and food hygiene.

Harold the Not Very Scary Giant

Harold the Not Very Scary Giant

April 2, 2020

Harold doesn't like it at his new school, those boys are mean to him. So when he gets turned into a giant, it's payback time. But Harold's not very good at being a scary giant.

Junkyard Sam Saves the School

Junkyard Sam Saves the School

March 31, 2020

A monster boy tries to eat the school...  "The rude monster boy ignored that bossy old teacher. He looked at the sweet juicy children with his monster eyes and licked his monster lips. "Yum"..."

Coco and Charlie Hunt for Gold

Coco and Charlie Hunt for Gold

March 30, 2020

A poor woodcutter sends his son and daughter to Gabriel’s Gully to search for gold..."Their one wish was used up, the fart cloud was gone and the purple bottle was empty..."                    

Pruscilla and The Flying Horse

Pruscilla and The Flying Horse

March 30, 2020

When Pruscilla gets a pony for her birthday, the little brat isn't happy. She wants a flying talking horse instead. The trouble with wishes is that sometimes they come true.

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