Free 5 minute story, fairy tales, short bedtime stories for kids & children

In this section we feature a selection of 5 minute reads from Tardy’s friends at Book Dash. These lovely little illustrated stories are perfect reads to help you get your child or children to sleep. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

What is Book Dash?

Children in South Africa need more kids books, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.

We believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.

About Tardy

Tardy and his friends including great stories such as Sing to Me and Babble Babble and classic fairy tales such as Three Goats Gruff and The Marvellous Musician as well as some 5 minute bedtime stories for kids to help you get your child or children to sleep