Jack and the Beanstalk - Short StoriesStrictly Come Dancing star Lisa Riley used all her acting skills to bring the story to life for six-year-old goddaughter Lola Grundy and sister Gracie, eight. The giant came in and sat down at the table with some giant bags of money. He started to count his money. Jack watched him from inside the cupboard. Soon, the giant fell asleep.
Jack and the Beanstalk: A free Ladybird bedtime story to read to your children
Jack was a giddy, thoughtless boy, but very kind-hearted and affectionate. There had been a hard winter, and after it the poor woman had suffered from fever. Jack did no work as yet, and they grew dreadfully poor. Jack liked going to market to sell the cow very much; but as he was on the way, he met a butcher who had some beautiful beans in his hand. Jack stopped to look at them, and the butcher told the boy that they were of great value, and persuaded him to sell the cow for them.
Once upon a time, there lived a widow woman and her son, Jack, on their small farm in the country. Every day, Jack would help his mother with the chores - chopping the wood, weeding the garden and milking the cow. But despite all their hard work, Jack and his mother were very poor with barely enough money to keep themselves fed. We must sell our cow, Old Bess, and with the money buy enough seed to plant a good crop. I'll go into town and sell Bessy. So Jack took the cow's halter in his hand, walked through the garden gate and headed off toward town.