Meanwhile in Knitty Gritty Land…

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First our Mum swirled us around in soapy water and tried to tell us to close our eyes and imagine it was a Spa Bath. Then she whizzed us around at a furious pace in her spin-dryer, and tried to tell us to close our eyes and imagine we were on a Centrifuge Ride at the Royal Show.  Next she arranged us all in her wash-basket and put us in the shade until later afternoon (so we wouldn’t get sunburned), and told us to imagine we were on a beach in Bali. Well… with our luck we’d probably get Bali Belly or similar. And finally, we’re all sitting on her bookshelf because that’s next to her and Dad’s office, so she can fetch each one of us in to the Computer – to inspire her, she says.

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Small Folk Rhymes Part 2

It’s true and it’s published on Amazon and it looks like this –

Small Folk Rhymes Pt.2

Yes, it is a repeat of the cover of the original ‘Small Folk Rhymes’, but with variations, and one marked difference that you get just a hint of on the front cover – FUN + ACTIVITIES.

Here are all the beloved characters from my first e-book for children – ‘ The Lonesome Shoe’, and ‘A Carrot Tale’, and ‘Echidnas… ‘ – all of them are back to entertain you and yours in new and humorous ways.  Gently educating whilst tickling the funny bone of all readers (tall and small), and encouraging participation and most importantly, sharing! Continue reading

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

They’re a 5* Gang now.

Squeaking Squawking Smallfry

Squeaking Squawking Smallfry

A delightful review by  Jacqueline Ruiz of Readers’ Favorite saw her truly ‘get’ my message about the joys of antiquated words.

In her review – here – she wrote some wonderful words of her own, describing mine. Welcome statements like –

Her poems are quirky and fun to read and, I must say, highly relevant to the meanings of the “extinct” words’, and –
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The Gross Gang… in their finery.

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I tweaked and I twisted, I plucked and pulled. adapted and adjusted, I revised and reworked. In other words, I put their ‘going out faces’ on!  And added a few other embellishments – lightened up here, darkened a bit there … Continue reading