The Tornado Two-Step
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There’s tension in the Folktale Forest! Two friends clash over blueprints for Midge the Pidge’s new birdhouse. As their issues begin to spiral out of control, they learn the legend of Pecos Bill – the rootinest-tootinest, roughest, toughest cowboy who tamed a tumultuous tornado and created the Grand Canyon. Yippee-ki-yay! The tall tale ultimately calms their chaos and carves a path towards a cordial compromise.  PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This is our reimagining of the classic tall tale, “Pecos Bill and the Tornado.” In the story, two friends are working on a project and tensions build when they disagree. When both are unwilling to bend, their problem begins to spiral out of control into a much bigger issue. The larger-than-life tall tale teaches them the value of partnership, communication and meeting each other halfway.    Go to the episode webpage:  FREE DORKTALES+ portal for access to use-your-imagination activities, cool conversation starters, social-emotional guides, themed playlists and more! Visit the Dorktales Storytime Podcast website: FOLLOW US: If our storytelling brings you some joy - and a few laughs - please follow us in your preferred podcast app so future episodes will automatically show up in your podcast library. We’d be so grateful if you helped us grow by letting others know about our geeky tales too. Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time! KIDS LISTEN MEMBERS: advocates for quality podcasts for kids: WE LOVE FEEDBACK:  CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Amy Thompson, and edited by Molly Murphy. All characters performed by Jonathan Cormur. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studio Recordings. Check out Armchair Adventures, a little bit bonkers podcast for kids where you'll visit magical places, meet extraordinary people, and find songs and move-along fun. Go to for more! Support the show
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