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 home 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.
The CD contains the printed 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 partially or fully printed. It is not an audio CD. Suggested age range 4-6 years.