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David Tennant reading bedtime stories on CBeebies – too good to be true!

November 23, 2009
David Tennant

David Tennant will be reading bedtime stories for Cbeebies over Christmas.

I’m glad to see that CBeebies has snapped up David Tennant to read bedtime stories now that he’s no longer travelling the Whoniverse. They have had some fabulous actors doing this (and could make a fortune with a DVD of the best ones – are you listening BBC Worldwide?), but this for me is the chocolate flake in the ice cream cone. That fiddling noise you can hear is me setting the video recorder now (David’s stories are set for transmission over Christmas, but the exact dates are not out just yet UPDATE: You can set your PVRs etc right now for 6.50pm Monday 21 December to Thursday 24 December AND Sunday 27 December to Thursday 31 December.).

The news ties in nicely with something I stumbled across on RNIB’s website this morning: a Christmas appeal to raise money to produce books for blind and partially sighted children. Ninety-six per cent of books published don’t make it into formats that people with sight problems can read. RNIB wants to get more children’s books produced for Christmas. You can read about the appeal and the real impact on children on RNIB’s webpage. It’s also the place to go to donate…

NB: The stories that the lovely Mr T will be reading are The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland; How High Is The Sky by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Serena Riglietti; Small Mouse, Big City by Simon Prescott; Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton; and Miki by Stephen Mackey.

If you haven’t already read Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton’s wonderful Emily Brown stories, do so as soon as possible! You don’t have to start at the beginning (it’s not Harry Potter!), but That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown introduces Emily and Stanley wonderfully.

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  1. December 8, 2009 5:32 pm

    …and guess how pleased I am!
    As the illustrator and creator of The Christmas Bear some 17 years ago, I’m really pleased! It was the most complicated bbok I have ever drawn and it took two years patience, concentration and a very steady hand! I followed it up a couple of years later with a pop up version. Have a look on my website.
    Happy Christmas,
    Paul

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