儿童英语小故事一：坐井观天/Look at the Sky from the Bottom of a Well
There is a frog. He lives in a well and he never goes out of the well. He thinks the sky is as big as the mouth of the well.
One day a crow comes to the well. He sees the frog and says, “Frog, let’s have a talk.”
Then the frog asks, “Where are you from?”
“I fly from the sky,” the crow says.
The frog feels surprised and says, “The sky is only as big as the mouth of the well. How do you fly from the sky?”
The crow says, “The sky is very big. You always stay in the well, so you don’t know the worldis big.”
The frog says, “I don’t believe.”
But the crow says, “You can come out and have a look by yourself.”
So the frog comes out from the well. He is very surprised. How big the world is!
儿童英语小故事二：画龙点睛/Adding Eyes to a Dragon
Mr. Li is a good painter. One day he draws a beautiful dragon without eyes.
Mr. Zhou looks at the picture and says, “The dragon has no eyes. It isn’t a good picture.”
But Mr. Li smiles and says, “If I add eyes to the dragon, it will fly away.”
Mr. Zhou shakes head and says, “You are boasting. I don’t believe you.”
Mr. Li isn’t angry. He holds the paintbrush and adds eyes to the dragon. Wow! The dragon really flies.
儿童英语小故事三：叶公好龙/Lord Ye’s Love of the Dragon
There is a young man, Lord Ye. He likes dragons very much. He draws many dragons in his house. The house becomes a world of dragon.
A red dragon hears of Lord Ye, and is deeply moved. He wants to visit Lord Ye and makes afriend with him.
“Hi, Mr. Ye! Nice to meet you,” the real dragon comes to visit Mr. Ye.
Ye runs away as fast as he can. “Oh, my God! Help! Help!” He runs and shouts.
儿童英语小故事四：掩耳盗铃/Covering One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell
Mr. Wang thinks he is clever, but he always does foolish things.
One day he sees a beautiful bellat the top of a door. “Oh! How nice! I will take it home.” He thinks, “What can I do?” After a while he has a “good” idea. “Aha! I have an idea now. I can plug my ears. Then I will not hear the ring when I take off the bell.”
Then he does so. But as soon as he takes off the bell, the owner opens the door. “What are you doing?” the owner says angrily.