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The baby that roared

What you need

  • Your listening ears
  • Your drawing kit


Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your little one about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship with your child.

The experience

Sit back and enjoy listening to the story of ‘The Baby that Roared’ read by Katy.

Mr. and Mrs. Deer would love a baby, and one day they find a little antlered bundle on the doorstep. Mrs. Deer thinks their wish has come true. Mr. Deer thinks that the baby is very, very peculiar. When the baby won’t stop roaring, they ask advice from family and friends but it takes wise old Granny Bear to spot the problem: the baby’s not a baby – it’s a little monster. A very greedy little monster at that . . . and why have all their friends mysteriously disappeared?

After reading the story, why not try and imagine that a little monster was left on your doorstep, now draw your very own picture of your little monster? What colours will you use? What shape will it be? 

Why not share your monster picture with us on Famly?