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‘Small Folk Rhymes Part Two’

Small Folk Rhymes Pt.2

It’s focus is on fun – with jokes and riddles and quite a bit of subtle educational activities hidden behind the opportunities for laughter and enjoyment. This eBook could create some wonderful sharing moments between parent and child. I dream of such an outcome.

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But… said Ted.

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“I thought you were getting ready to write more about me!” Ted Bear snorts.”I thought I scrubbed up pretty well in my other two stories.” He points to my Kindle reader. He’s quite taken with this new piece of technology, even though he’s in black and white on this one. Ted has seen himself in living colour on the ‘big’ screen of my computer and is most impressed with seeing his name and face ‘up there in lights’, so to speak. It was him who insisted on that photo in front of my computer, with one of his book covers featuring behind him. (That’s in his section of the Gallery). His ego can be unbearably inflated at times.

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Small Folk Rhymes… Important Quotes from –

the Author (namely me, Christine) – now who else, this time but the creator, the rhymster (?) – NOT brave enough to call myself a poet. (poets everywhere breathe a loud sigh of relief!)

There is one rhyme about one of our most beloved Aussies, called –

ECHIDNAS ARE NOT KIDDING

“Why DID the Echidna cross the road?

To check out the tourist ants’ motel, of course.”

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Small Folk Rhymes

Who said they don’t like carrots? Certainly not the Rabbit, look –

 

… and there are elephants… in the garden??

… and  here are even more friends – from the ‘I’m Your Friend’ rhyme

Small Folk Rhymes – Starring

… some of the most delightful characters you could wish to meet, like –

Farm animals:

Cows and bees, cats and mice, hens and ducks, dogs and foxes,goats and geese, horses and rabbits,pigs and frogs and sheep – all farm friends in the ‘I’m Your Friend’ rhyme. Continue reading

Small Folk Rhymes – How about a small excerpt for free?

There are actually a lot of things in this Life that are free – and here is one of them –

just a few ‘teasers’ from the first book in my children’s e-book series, ‘Small Folk Tales’

I’M YOUR FRIEND

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The Knitty Gritty Gang Gallery

Front Covers get Facelift!

Our Mum Christine has created new front covers for each of the books in the ‘Small Folk Tales’ series, and we think they’re rather gorgeous, much like us.  This is just a small sneak preview of all of them and Mum says she is going to add each one in full living colour and large size to each of the books listed under the Books heading above. Mum says this may take her just a little bit of fussing about and tweaking and the like. That’s OK, they are well worth waiting for.

Look… what do you think?

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Each image is clickable and will take you right to the special page for each book. Our Mum tries to think of everything!

Ted Bear’s gallery

Just an ordinary day in his writing life

Admiring himself on one of his book covers. Ego ++ !

Admiring myself on one of mybook covers.
“Ego ++ !” Mum says.

Checking out what Mum's reading, while she's not looking!

Checking out what Mum’s reading, while she’s not looking!

There’s a Blaze of Glory…

and then there’s a Daze of Happiness!

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A few days ago I submitted the fifth e-book in my ‘Small Folk Tales’ series to a book promotional site called ‘askDavid’, and today I have received an email telling me it is being actively promoted already. Continue reading

Is this a Bear Market?

I perfectly realise that Australia is not what is generally considered to be ‘Bear’ territory (although I hear we do have Bear Markets on the Stock Exchange… hmm-m-m).  Of course, there is our national hero and much beloved Koala Bear.  He has received many accolades and highly emotive and in-depth media coverage… not all positive.  We are reminded here of a certain politician (or ‘pollie’ in ‘Strine’ – Australian), who met with a damp reception whilst cuddling a Koala for the cameras (shouldn’t have clutched him so tightly, I say).

I'm unbearably slow at this bit... think I'll let Mum type, and I'll tell.

I’m unbearably slow at this bit… think I’ll let Mum type, and I’ll tell.

Ahh-h-h no…  I refer to the Teddy Bear – who occupies a large part of the hearts of the peoples of our World.  Just read this excerpt from the precious book ‘Teddy Bears – A Celebration in Words and Paintings’ selected by Helen Exley –

‘The speed with which the world’s children took to the Teddy Bear was nothing short of amazing, and soon the little creatures were making friends all round the globe – and of all ages too…  Today, as the output worldwide shows no sign of decreasing, it is probably fair to say that the Teddy Bear’s appeal has outlived and outlasted all other mascot animals.            –  Philippa and Peter Waring, from ‘Teddy Bears’ Continue reading

The Kids are Revolting

It's the same old Knitty Gritty Kids from the cover of the first book - back as individuals this time.

It’s the same old Knitty Gritty Kids from the cover of the first book – back as individuals this time.

Once upon a time I wrote a Squidoo lens called the Soft Toy Shuffle, about the Knitty Gritty Kids who will appear individually in my next eBook, to be called ‘Small Knitty-Gritty Folk Tales’. This was in direct response to a Call to Action that my restless troops insisted on, and offering me nothing but the most revolting alternatives. Continue reading

The Knitty Gritties are coming soon

They are almost up and running… well-ll-ll, maybe running isn’t exactly their style.

Sitting around, contemplating their navels and indulging in much ‘moodling’ is really far more habitual for them.

The Knitty Gritty Kids are most of the ones featured on the front cover of my first book, Small Folk Rhymes – available on Amazon.  A notable exception is Ted Bear, sitting in the middle of the throng, entertaining them with stories of the past (he’s two years younger than me, so you can just imagine, his past is vast).  I’m thinking he deserves a book of his own – but that’s still an embryo in the ‘think tank’ so far.

Age before Beauty?
Age before Beauty?

There are two new/old characters in this collection of tales about each of the Knitty Gritty Kids – Gran and Grandpa.  Continue reading