Description and Charity Donations
The story centres on a lost marble that falls from the pocket of a boy who has many. The marble lands softly in some vegetation and hopes that the boy will come back and find him. As the sun begins to set he realises that he has not been missed and that he will have to find his own way home.
He his found by some ants on their way to their nest and they decide that the marble will make a nice present for their queen. The marble is not very happy about this and luckily they decide to come back tomorrow as they are already carrying many things back to the nest. Before leaving they free the marble from the mud in which he has become stuck.
It is dark now and therefore the marble decides to wait until sunrise before he attempts to go home. In the darkness he is bumped into by a short-sighted mouse who gives him directions to find his way home but the marble isn’t so sure when he hears the mouse bumping into other things. Later, he is licked by a dog that discovers him and he corrects the directions given by the mouse. At daybreak the adventure of getting home begins.
This is the download version of The Lost Marble available here as a pdf file. The story has a series of line drawings ideal to be coloured in. It can be read on a PC/MAC or tablet, or partially or fully printed.
The suggested age range is 4-7 years. For younger readers the books are meant to have a parent, family member or guardian read to them. The story is also available for the Kindle, tablets and as print on demand paperback from Amazon. Apart from this website’s download only the print on demand colouring book has the additional drawings at the end of the story.
Please let us know the charity of your choice when ordering by stating it in the Additional Information field provided. If you purchase a print on demand book or Kindle download from Amazon please use the Contact Us option on our Home Page to inform us of your choice. Any unallocated donations are split between the three charities that we have contracts with.