The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

"The Just So Stories for Little Children" were written by Rudyard Kipling. They are fabulous origin stories and are among his best known, and arguably best, works.

Also on this site videos of Beatrix Potter and Nursery Rhymes

How the Whale got his Throat (reasonable quality 1.72MB)

How the Camel got his Hump (reasonable quality 1.78MB)

How the Rhinoceros got his Skin (reasonable quality 1.72MB)

How the Leopard got his Spots (reasonable quality 3.6MB)

The Elephant's Child (reasonable quality 4.3MB)

The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo (reasonable quality 1.9MB)

The beginning of the Armadillos (reasonable quality 4.3MB)

How the First Letter was Written (reasonable quality 4.5MB)

The Crab that Played with the Sea (reasonable quality 4.23MB)

The Cat that Walked by Himself (reasonable quality 5.05MB)

The Butterfly that Stamped (reasonable quality 4.53MB)


I believe that the stories, songs and illustrations are public domain (unless otherwise stated text and images come from the collection at Project Gutenberg). The reading and animation are variously © 2005-7 by Tim Bulkeley (this reading and animation is copyright, but you may share it freely according to the terms of a Creative commons licence).

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