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The Fox and the Crow: A Very Short Story for Kids with Pictures

Updated on February 21, 2017

The Fox and the Crow

Here is an online picture book for your little one to enjoy. This is a classic children's tale with a moral. It is also sometimes called "The Crow and the Fox" or "The Crow and the Cheese."

Picture story books for children - Short stories with pictures for kids

What type of story books are available? There are many famous picture stories for kids. A huge and growing variety of short stories are available - Short stories with a moral, animal stories, fairy tales, tales of famous people, simplified folk tales and so on, to name just a few. Try to select a book keeping in mind your child's reading ability. For young kids there are many beautiful 'board books' which are very attractive to use and also sturdy enough to resist even rough handling by small kids. Short stories for little kids are preferred with pictures as their attention span is short and so long stories may not hold their attention. Also stories with pictures are loved by kids as they love to see the pictures, and even if they don't understand some of the words in the story, they will comprehend it through the pictures. Short stories for toddlers need to be read out to them and may be very simple stories. In short, a story for kids with pictures holds great appeal.

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One day, Neelam the crow was flying over the trees. She was hungry. She was looking for something to eat. She found a piece of cheese under a tree. “How lucky I am!” said Neelam to herself.

She picked up the piece of cheese with her beak and flew to the top of the tree. “I shall eat this piece of cheese slowly,” said Neelam to herself. “I have not eaten cheese for a long time. I love cheese.”

Foxy the fox was walking near the tree. He too was hungry. “I have not eaten anything all day. I am so hungry. I hope I find something to eat,” thought Foxy.

Foxy saw Neelam sitting on the tree and he also saw the cheese.

“I must get that piece of cheese from Neelam. But Neelam is very clever. I have to make Neelam drop the cheese.”

Foxy thought of a plan. He went to the tree where Neelam was sitting and said, “Oh, what a beautiful bird you are! I am sure you have a beautiful voice too. Why don’t you sing for me?”

Neelam was very happy when she heard these words. She forgot the cheese was in her mouth. She opened her mouth to crow and the cheese fell out.

Foxy ate the cheese. He laughed at Neelam and said, “You have an ugly voice. I only wanted the cheese. You are a fool!”


What is the moral of this story? The foolish crow was so proud of its voice that it forgot it had a piece of cheese in its mouth! When the wily fox asks it to sing, praising its "beautiful" voice, the crow is so flattered, it forgets that its voice is actually hoarse.

In order to show off its voice, it opens its mouth to sing and it loses the cheese. Thus, this ancient but popular fable teaches us a valuable lesson and conveys an important moral about pride. It also teaches us to be wary of flatterers.

Kindergarten Worksheets

Fable Video

Video version of this children's tale

Another Video Version of the Story

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Stories for little kids

Stories for little kids like the story of the fox and the crow hold great appeal to both small children and their parents/teachers. The kids usually love story time, such a short story for kids with pictures greatly appeals to them; during story time, they can let their imagination go wild and explore an entirely new world in their mind. Parents like such short stories for kids with a moral, in the hope that the children would imbibe the moral.

Short stories for kids with pictures in English can thus be both great fun for the child and can also present a moral; children's comprehension in English may also improve.


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      writer's friend 

      20 months ago

      The best picture story

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      22 months ago

      Please write a story on piped Piper of hameli please

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      Trudy-ann dixon 

      24 months ago

      I love stories

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      2 years ago

      Great story and illustrations

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      This is the first time I read the story. The moral lesson is very good.

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      2 years ago

      He ate a cheese

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      3 years ago

      the fox is wily

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      3 years ago

      The Fox and the Crow is a wonderful well written short story.

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      3 years ago

      good story for childrens my son like it very much and my husband abhi is teaching him these stories

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      leema denis 

      3 years ago

      Amazing stories for kids

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      3 years ago

      Nice very. Very. Nice

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      3 years ago

      Short and good


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      4 years ago from India

      Thank you Hezekiah. Happy it helps your daughter.

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      4 years ago from Japan

      Thanks for sharing these, good for my daughters English practice.

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      mohit yadav 

      4 years ago

      I am happy with these story and you also na

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      Friedah Joy 

      5 years ago

      this is very good

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      Adil khan 

      5 years ago

      Short Stories for Kids - Find a Huge online collection of short stories for kids. Moral stories, small English stories and more. For more information, please visit :

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago from India

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the stories.

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      5 years ago

      I thanks to you for that all stories

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      6 years ago

      They are really wonderful stories!!!

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      6 years ago from India

      I am happy you liked the stories.

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      6 years ago

      I love the story of the fox and the crow because i liked the bit when the crow drank the water and I loved the story of the lion and the mouse because I liked the bit at the end because they wore best friends for ever.


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