Mother’s Day 2021 just got MADE – Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page will be reading the CBeebies Bedtime Story!
And guess what? Tom Hardy will also be back for some bedtime fun next week too! HOORAY!!
Regé-Jean, who stars as Bridgerton’s notorious dashing Duke of Hastings, will read ‘Rain Before Rainbows’. The story is by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield. It’s about a girl and her companion fox who travel together from a place of loss and despair, through uncertain times, towards the hope of colour, light and life. They learn that, in the midst of rain, rainbows can be hard to see but, with courage and the help of good friends, there is always a way out of darkness.
Thursday sees the return of mummy favourite, Tom Hardy, who’ll be reading ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley‘ 😳. The book is by Sarah Roberts and Hannah Peck. This is a thought-provoking tale about the eventful journey made by Stanley, who is no ordinary jellyfish. As he drifts through the ocean waves, he is swallowed by a series of unsuspecting animals only for the reader to discover he is, in fact, a plastic bag. A child comes to the rescue and repurposes Stanley so he is no longer a hazard to wildlife. The story demonstrates how we can all make a difference no matter how small.
At the end of the story Tom surmises: “If one person can save a turtle, just imagine what we can all do when we work together. We can overcome diseases, invent amazing new things and make the world a better place by helping animals, and helping each other.”
In addition, there’ll be some other new faces to see this week reading the CBeebies Bedtime Story. On Monday you can tune in to see singer Rag‘n’Bone Man. He will be reading ‘My Dad Used to be So Cool’ by Keith Negley.
Tuesday sees actress Felicity Jones reading the very apt story, ‘The Huffalots’, by Eve Coy. Here a Mum wakes up her Huffalots to find they are grumpy. Eventually, with the help of a big cuddle, they become Lovealots. But it’s been a long day and Mum is now grumpy and tired. It’s a good thing the Lovealots know exactly what to do.
Felicity tells the audience: “Now, I’ll tell you a secret. Lots of us grown-ups can feel ourselves turning into Huffalots as the day goes on. But luckily we’ve got our Lovealots to cheer us up… remember, a Huffalot can always become a Lovealot, with a little bit of help.”
To finish off the week of bedtime excitement there will be a story read in support of Comic Relief. More details on who the special reader is are due to be announced soon. Exciting times indeed!
CBeebies Bedtime Stories airs every evening at 6.50pm.
Make sure to tune in on Sunday March 14th for The Duke’s appearance (or better yet, get the TV set to record!)
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