Ever wondered how the first letter was written? Rudyard Kipling has the answer. In his charming and beautifully child-like story, Kipling sets the record straight and the answer might not be what you were thinking! When Taffy the cave girl sees that her father’s spear is broken, she dreams up an ingenious plan to get her Mummy to send a new one. However, the world’s first letter causes more than a few problems for this forward-thinking girl.
Johnny Morris reads this story in his unique and comforting style. Perhaps best known for his time as the presenter of ‘Animal Magic,’ Morris’ tones are perfectly suited to Kipling’s playful way with words. Hearing him tell you that Tegumai Bopsulai ‘lived cavily in a cave’ seems perfectly acceptable when you hear it from the man who delighted generations of children by voicing footage of animals in the wild. Perhaps it is Morris’ affinity with children that makes his delivery so enchanting, but whatever the reason there couldn’t be a more appropriate narrator.
Those worried that Kipling is not contemporary enough for modern children need only listen to this recording to be convinced that he is still as relevant today as he was all those years ago. His love of English translates into a particular style that is perfect for young children and is bound to raise a chuckle from any adults who might want to recapture a more innocent age.