And I'm Possum.
I'm telling Possum a story.
Could you just wait?
Sally is telling me a wonderful story about a king and his storyteller.
He tells wonderful stories and it's so interesting.
"Thank you, storyteller," said the king.
"This is a wonderful story.
"Your stories teach me good lessons.
"I will be a better king because of what I've learned from your story."
"I would like you to come and live with me in the castle "and tell me more of these wonderful stories."
"Thank you, Your Majesty," said the storyteller to the king.
"Your castle is a great place and I would be glad to come and tell you more stories, but I would rather live in my own little cottage, where I can tell stories to my family too."
"That is a wise choice," said the king.
"Go back to your family, but please visit me in my castle when you think I should hear another story."
So, the storyteller went home to his little cottage, but from time to time, he would visit the king in his castle to tell his stories.
That was excellent.
Oh, I really liked that story.
It was so good and so interesting and I loved the storyteller the most.
He was a very nice man, but that king, he was a bit mean, but then he became very kind.
What a great story.
Sally, that king lived in a castle.
What's a castle like?
Is it big?
Bigger than my tree?
Oh, yes, Possum.
Your tree is big, but a castle is bigger.
It's a very big building.
And when you go in, there are lots of rooms everywhere, and they are not small rooms, they're big rooms with plenty of space.
Sally, what if I go on top of my tree and I could be king?
Yes, you could, Possum.
I want to make a castle but how do I make one?
What do I use?
Let me think.
I have an idea.
In the house, I have some boxes.
I was planning to recycle them because they're empty, but you could use them.
And I know at Amanda's place, she has plenty of cardboard boxes.
I'll ask her to bring them and I've got some in my tree too.
Oh, that's great.
Well, I'm going to go inside and make a snack for when Amanda comes.
Why don't you get the boxes together and start assembling them?
Yeah, that's great.
Sally, can you teach me the right way to assemble them to make sure it's straight?
Yes, I can, Possum.
Why don't we go inside and I can show you how to do it, OK?
Yeah, let's go!
That one, that one.
OK, the blocks are all lying flat at the moment.
What don't you try stacking them?
You've got three there.
See if you can stack some more on top.
It wasn't very tall.
That's right, it wasn't a very big stack, was it?
It needs to be straight.
This will help you.
Ah, I know how to use it.
I'm just joking.
Do you know what to do?
That is nice and straight.
Um… That one.
Oh, that's very good.
You see, with the square, it's made it nice and straight and you can stack lots of blocks.
I'm going to go outside and make my castle with those cardboard boxes.
Oh, but before you do Possum, why don't we watch some children making sandcastles?
Oh, yeah, let's watch!
That looked like a lot of fun.
Yeah, they were really enjoying themselves.
Sally, I'm going to get these boxes and go outside and play, ok?
Oh, look Possum, Amanda is here.
Come on in.
How are you?
Good to see you.
Amanda, did you bring those boxes?
Yes, I did.
I've left them outside in the yard.
I'm going to take them and play outside.
Oh, before you go Possum, I'm going to make some food and when we're done, Amanda and I will come down and check on you, ok?
I wonder what he's going to make.
That one there.
That one on top.
This one there.
There's not enough.
I want a big castle.
A really, really, really big one, with a big drawbridge at the front, and I will be king of that castle.
Ah, I know, I'm going to go into my tree and get some really big boxes and bring them out.
Ooh, that's a big one.
They smell lovely.
Yes, they look good.
I need more!
Wow Possum, this looks great.
You've built a brilliant castle.
Yep, and I'm king of this castle.
You are the king of all the castle builders, Possum and I've got some food ready for you.
Let's go inside.
No, no, Sally.
You come in here.
I have seats for both of you.
Oh, I like it.
You've done a good job.
Look at the stack.
I made this stack of pikelets.
Sally, what are pikelets?
Well, pikelets are just like little pancakes and they're a bit thicker too.
And now I've made a stack.
Amanda, do you have that square?
Yes, I do.
Why do you need it, Possum?
Well, I need to make sure the stack is perfectly straight.
I must say, Possum, your castle is brilliant and Sally, you are brilliant at making a pikelet stack.
That's right, and it's perfectly straight too.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching!
See you next time!
Let's eat these pikelets!
Ooh, thank you.
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
When Sally tells Possum a story about a king and his castle, you can be sure that he will want his own castle. Sally has lots of cardboard boxes ready to be recycled. Wait and see how well Possum uses those boxes.