15-Minute Storytime Video About A Kraken

15-Minute Storytime Video About A Kraken

For a long time, I have been captivated by pirates, sea-fearing vessels and adventures on the high seas. I love being in and on the water. I love sailing. And of most of all, I love the possibility of magical creatures living in deep, mysterious waters

Especially the massive, multi-legged, octopus-like Kraken harbouring a deep secret.

This story is the first part of a two-part story that follows the unique friendship between an orphan boy Daniel, and a remarkably gentle Kraken named Glug.

If you want to know how this story ends, you can read Daniel and The Kraken Part Two in the Everyday Icing Book One storybook available in the shop. Or if you'd like to write your own ending to the story, feel free to share it with me via email at hello@everydayicing.com. It would be my honour to witness where your imagination takes you with this beginning!

Feel free to grab a life-jacket and your sea legs for this one, and don't forget to scroll down for some discussion questions.




A mysterious sea creature named Glug creates great fear in sailors who must pass through his waters. His actions are misinterpreted as aggressive until a stowaway named Daniel sees sadness in his eyes. Glug whisks Daniel away, not knowing what the creature wants to do with him.

Read aloud time: 15 min

Format: read aloud

Genre: magic realism

Subject: science

Topic: make believe

Themes/Keywords: orphan, kraken, sea monster, broken ships, hugging, deserted island, rough water, overboard, shipwreck

Protagonist 1: boy

Protagonist 2: creature

Word Count: 2614

Audio File: yes

Storybook: Book One

1. The Isles of Ratchet seem very lonely. What words would you use to describe it?

2. Why do you think all the sailors are afraid of the Kraken?

3. What is Glug's motivation to help boats pass safely through the Isles of Ratchet?

4. Would you be brave enough to reach out and touch a Kraken? Why or why not?

5. Where do you think Glug is taking Daniel? Why?

If you would like to read Daniel and the Kraken Part Two, you can find it in the Everyday Icing Book One storybook in the shop. 

Make sharing a story the sweetest part of your day <3

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