The Woodland Christmas Ball - It’s winter time and all the Little Friends are getting ready to go to sleep. But first they are going to have a big party. Flora Frog gets everyone to tidy the clearing. Bella Bee polishes the mushrooms and Bennie Bug, Leah Ladybird and Betsy Beetle gather food to eat. Sammy Spider puts up cobwebs for the Glow-worms to hang from as they are going to light up the clearing with their tails. Godfrey Grasshopper sends Freddie Fly to ask Jenny Wren, Basil Blue Tit, Timmy Tortoise and Dora Dormouse to come to the party. And Annie Ant, Abby Ant, Alex Ant and Andy Ant are bringing their musical instruments to play so the Little Friends can dance. Of course, there is always one Little Friend who really looks forward to the Christmas Ball and that is Sarah Butterfly. She loves party’s. Do you?
Ouch It Hurts - Bobo the Baby Rabbit is running around outside with his brothers and sisters. When he gets tired he goes to sit down and sits on top of Emily Hedgehog who quickly rolls into a ball, frightening poor Bobo and pricking him with her spikes. Bobo doesn’t know about Emily Hedgehogs spikes, do you? Emily tells him why she has them and how they protect her. Once Bobo knows that Emily didn’t mean to hurt him he and Emily become good friends.
Bella’s Birthday Surprise - Flora Frog, Godfrey Grasshopper and all the Little Friends are gathering in the woods. They are organising a birthday party for Bella Bee who has gone with Dolly Dragonfly to the garden to collect pollen. Bennie Bug and Betsy Beetle, along with Sarah Butterfly and Leah Ladybird are collecting nice things for the party. And Carrie Caterpillar has gone to get the birthday present and Godfrey Grasshopper the cake. Everyone will be at the party including Freddie Fly, the Glow-worms and Sammy Spider. Even the Ants are coming with their musical instruments so everyone can dance. Come and join the fun and see how happy Bella Bee is with the big surprise.
The Missing Ants - Flora Frog is sat enjoying the sunshine when she hears that Abby Ant’s sister Annie Ant and her brothers Alex and Andy Ant are missing. Bella Bee and Dolly Dragonfly go off to try to find them but they can’t. Poor Abby Ant becomes upset so Boris Wasp tries to find them. Soon he comes back with good news and before long the missing Ants come sailing down the river. This makes everyone very happy and Abby Ant goes sailing away into the sunshine.
Timmy’s New Friend - Timmy Tortoise is a sad and lonely tortoise because he hasn’t got a friend. Dora Dormouse tries to help Timmy by asking who he has asked to be his friend. Timmy tells Dora about Sammy Spider, Fred Fox, Sarah Butterfly and The Ants. Timmy Tortoise thinks they are all special animals so they can’t be his friend. Dora Dormouse knows Timmy is right about them all being special but then she has a brilliant idea as to who can be Timmy Tortoises’ friend. Can you guess who it is?
Playing Hide & Seek - Dora Dormouse is on her way to have tea with Timmy Tortoise when she comes across Alex Ant who is playing hide and seek. Alex Ant asks for Dora Dormouse’s help as he needs to count to ten so he can go to find the hidden ants. Dora tries to help but is finding it hard so she asks for help from Sammy Spider. But even with Sammy Spider’s help they still can’t count to ten. Only when Godfrey Grasshopper comes along and tells them what to do can they manage to count to the right number. Once they have Alex Ant can go and look for the hidden ants. Can you help Alex Ant count the right numbers and find the hidden ants?
My Family - This short story is a fantasy tale about Leah's family. It is an imaginative piece of writing and a light-hearted story suitable for all ages but especially young children. Leah wrote this when she was 13 years old. It won a Commendation from both Winchester University, and as an entry in the Pen and Ink Designs 2nd Spring Writing Competition, for being an amusing piece of work.
Written when Leah was aged 13.
The Same As You - This is a true story based on the diary kept by a 17 year old girl who had to learn to cope with the symptoms of ADS (Anxiety, Depression & Suicide). It follows her contracting a virus, twice, which seriously affected her health. And also shows how difficult it was for her to cope with the stresses of daily life and with missing the final year of her school life.