English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 5. The bundle of sticks

Written by Sharri McGarry, read by Brenda Blethyn.

Synopsis

Mrs McKenzie has six sons, but they are always fighting among themselves which makes it hard to get any work done. She shows them the error of their ways by asking each one in turn to snap a bundle of sticks in two. It is too difficult for any of them to snap the whole bundle, but when she unties the bundle and gives them one stick each to snap, it is easy. The sons realise the value of working together and by doing so win the top prize in a building competition.

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