“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.
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.
It’s true and it’s published on Amazon and it looks like this –
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
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.”
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
… some of the most delightful characters you could wish to meet, like –
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
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 –