Mat Bennion

My First Storybook

Last updated 25th May 2011

Cover imageThis is a collection of stories that I made up for my children to stop them getting bored on long car journeys. They are mostly silly, inspired by whatever we were doing at the time.

All the stories are made up on the spur of the moment. There's no planning before and no changes after. They are just there to pass the time of the day.

I have forgotten some of the first ones I told because I did not write them down (so nobody will ever know the one about the giant or the one about the comet). That's why I decided to put them in a book – now I can easily tell them again, and maybe other children will enjoy hearing them too.

I have also included a few little illustrations. I'm afraid I'm not very good at drawing, but they should give you some idea of how I pictured the stories.

All text and illustrations: © 2011 Matthew J Bennion

You can get the PDF version free by clicking here.

There's an ePub version, also free, here.

And you can even get a printed version here (but that's quite expensive as it's a one-off printing).

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