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A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
' May we,' writes a mother, 'have more stories, please. about the " Boy with the Useful Bag." My four-year-old girl has a brown " useful bag " holding an astonishing variety of " useful " things — any mislaid article turns up in it.' The boy in question, as some of our listeners may remember, was Charles, in the stories by Rutih Ainsworth , and his bag seems to have caught the imagination of his young admirers and emulators, including one who unfortunately got the wrong idea and could hardly be prevented from collecting bits of paper and oddments from out of the streets. Charles has a friend called Jenny and they behave together as small children always will. Indeed, much of the very strong attraction of these stories lies in their way of going right to the heart of the interests and attitudes of our under-hves, who are epitomised in Charles himself. This week our listeners will renew their acquaintance with him when Daphne Oxenford tells again the tales of ' Charles and the String Plait,' 'Charles and Jenny,' ' Charles on a Windy Day,' ' Charles' Long Morning,' and ' Charles at the Party.'
Elizabeth A. Taylor


Stories By: Rutih Ainsworth
Unknown: Daphne Oxenford
Unknown: Elizabeth A. Taylor

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