Animal stories

Cute kittens, brave puppies, little birds, mighty lions, smart mice, or wise owls. Aren’t they the favourite kinds of heroes? This category is for all the little animal lovers out there.

A Zebra Named Apolla

A Zebra Named Apolla

6
 min
3
+

All zebras, together with little Apolla, must leave their native region. In her new environment, Apolla is insecure and cannot fit in among the animals, which look quite different. However, the mother zebra makes sure that the newcomers - the zebras - show their warmth and hospitality. Eventually, they find out that they have a lot in common.

Cedric the Centipede Makes a New Friend

Cedric the Centipede Makes a New Friend

10
 min
3
+

Cedric the Centipede loves his shoes and he has many different types. Luckily he has so many feet so that he can wear them all at once! But when he goes to show them off, no one pays any attention to him or his beloved shoes. That’s when he meets someone new - who appreciates his hobby. And in his turn, he also becomes a good friend.

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

9
 min
3
+

A famous story by Hans Christian Andersen about a duckling which thought it was ugly.The duck hatches a nest full of beautiful yellow ducklings, but one of them (which hatched last) is somewhat grey. Every animal mocks him, so the duckling decides to leave so as not to suffer their laughter.

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

15
 min
3
+

This is a well-known fairy tale about three playful piglets who decide that each of them should build their own house by the river. The two smallest piglets didn’t feel like working at all and wanted to have this task done as soon as possible. However, the hungry wolf abused their laziness.

The Grasshopper and the Ants

The Grasshopper and the Ants

5
 min
5
+

This version of Aesop's fable teaches us that we always have to think about the future.When the young grasshopper saw the ants stocking up for the winter in the middle of the summer, it made her laugh. How could anyone work when there was such good weather outside? But the days passed, and soon the heat and sunlight were replaced by cold and snow. And while the ants had things ready, the grasshopper had to wait for anyone who’d feel sorry for it.

The Goat and the Hedgehog

The Goat and the Hedgehog

7
 min
3
+

A famous story for children from Pavol Dobšinský’s collection.It is about a goat that scares away many, even strong and fearless animals, but in the end a small brave one finds a way to deal with her.

The Mouse and the Bull

The Mouse and the Bull

5
 min
5
+

Size and strength don’t decide everything.One small cheeky mouse bites the big bull right in the nose and causes him immense pain. The furious bull wants revenge on her immediately. But despite his huge strength, he doesn’t manage to harm the little mouse.

The Tale of the Lion and the Mouse

The Tale of the Lion and the Mouse

9
 min
3
+

Even the weaker can help the stronger.This version of Aesop's fable is about a great strong lion, the king of the jungle, who one day gifts life to a little mouse. Soon, when the lion falls into a trap and finds himself in need, the mouse comes to help. By saving the lion’s life, the mouse repays him for his kind act.

The Dog and the Lion

The Dog and the Lion

7
 min
5
+

Overestimating our abilities can do us much harm.A brave dog sets out to explore the unknown jungle. Because every animal thinks that the dog is the strongest and the smartest one, it inspires him to set out into the dangerous jungle.

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

5
 min
5
+

Going slower you can often get farther.The hare often mocked the tortoise for being so slow. One day, she suggested holding a race. Simply the comical idea of It made the hare roll on the ground laughing. How did the race end?

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

7
 min
3
+

It’s better to live happily and peacefully than in abundance, but fearing about the future.When the country mouse visits her town mouse cousin, despite the abundance of things, she finds herself standing there in fear of her own life, too.

The Mouse Council

The Mouse Council

5
 min
5
+

Even the best idea can be worthless when there is no one to carry it out.The mice have found their shelter on a big animal farm. They have been doing really well there. The farmer doesn’t like this, so he brings in a cat to help solve the problem. The mice have to come up with a plan to save themselves. How do they manage it?