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Our colourful world


Billy and Splodge are in a spaceship. They are visiting lots of colourful planets. What strange creatures do Billy and Splodge find on the planets?

Story by Kim Ashmore and Sue Clarke | Animation by Cambridge English Online

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Some children in Turkey loved the story of 'Our Colourful World' and they drew pictures of their 'Friend from Outerspace'. Have a look at the online exhibition here.

There are also some great videos of their pictures which a Turkish TV company made. Have a look and let us know what you think. They're fantastic, aren't they? 

Our Colourful World:
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In this story Billy and Splodge visit a green planet, a blue planet, a red planet, a pink planet, and a yellow planet. Imagine that Billy and Splodge visit a new planet. Tell us all about it:

  • What colour is it?
  • What's on the planet? Are there any trees, plants or animals?
  • What adventures do Billy and Splodge have on the planet?


QueenGoldDancer's picture

I like it!

OrangeFridayPanda's picture

Our planet is beautiful and colourful. And the green of trees is my favourite love!

QueenDrumAlbatross's picture

do you know where I can chat with kids?

MissInternetEarth's picture

Hi QueenDrumAlbatross,
You can leave a comment for another member in the comment box on any page.  
Please try to leave a comment which is connected with that page. For example if you are writing on Your turn music
you could ask "Who is your favourite singer?"
I hope that helps.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

ForeverStormChilly's picture

our earth is colorful and beautiful but the other planets were not colorful but they were interesting!!!!!!!!

ForeverFanWaterfall's picture


MissFireTune's picture

Our planet is colourful!

PrincessWinterWizard's picture

really fun,I love it!

KindGem9000's picture

Ilike the story and i love it

TopazHiForever's picture

I really like this Story! I hope all of you little ones like it too! :-) See the emojis? :D