Once a wicked wizard met a wicked witch, and they wanted to know which was wickeder. The highest praise I can think to give to The Wicked Wizard & the Wicked Witch is to say that it reminds me a great deal of some of the favourite books of my own childhood.
Benjamin Budge was a great big man, A great big huge TREMENDOUS man, But his tiny house was so very small, There wasn’t room for him at all! Now Barnaby Ball was a wee small man, A tiny, tiny, tiny man. But his house was as big as a house can be Too big for […]
Professor Flugel was building a splendid new bird feeder . . . Little does Professor Flugel know, however, that the splendid new bird feeder of which he is so proud is going to turn his life upside down.
Every night the rhyme gets read Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return —until tonight! I have always loved the idea of “fractured fairy tales”. There are so many possibilities that open up when you take something with the longevity and quality of a classic and put a creative spin […]
Deep in the northwest territ’ry, Where the woods look down on the western sea And the trappers trap so merrily For the streams are oh so beavery-y . . . This giggle-inducing stanza starts off a story that is sure to have both parents and kids laughing with delight, as 47 beavers outwit egotistical trapper […]
“Go start the old jalopy, boys! and back it in real tight. Grandma’s gonna be surprised when she gets home tonight!” Surprised, indeed. It’ll be a wonder if Grandma doesn’t keel right over when she sees the gargantuan cake Grandpa has whipped up for her birthday.
It’s funny how quickly an argument ends . . . And to think that we thought that we’d never be friends! This over-the-top story about arguing and making up again starts slowly, with an all-too-familiar fight between siblings, and builds to a joyous, crashing crescendo as friends, family, neighbours and complete strangers annoy and […]