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A new story for small children: Splash Pads and Peppa Pig

With apologies to the brilliant creators of Peppa Pig. Our small grandsons love Peppa Pig, and one of them loved our local Splash Pad when they visited. It seemed like a logical combination to try in a story line that would appeal to … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Toys, and conundrums in writing for children

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write a new children’s story, maybe even a series.  I’ve had an idea for a new story line in mind for some time; it includes at least two children who are recent immigrants … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy April Fool’s Day, and … Happy National Poetry Month!

Yes, it’s true, aside from being both Easter and April Fool’s Day (which seems a bit unseemly, but there you go), today is the start of National Poetry Month. Especially for those of us who live where every year we … Continue reading

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Terry Tractor takes a trip

Another Hugh story, for kids 2 -5.  Kids 3-5 might also like the Robby Robin stories. Terry Tractor Takes a trip A tractor named Terry lived in a barn near the sea,          with his friends the horses and lots … Continue reading

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Hugh Learns to Love Winter, a new pre-Robby Robin story

This story may appeal to kids 18 months – 3 years, especially if they’re not convinced that playing in the cold and the snow is a good idea!   Hugh Learns to Love Winter “Oh look,” said Daddy, “it’s snowing … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Kitty

Another story for very small children, especially ones who want their kitties to like them.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories.   Hugh’s Missing Kitty “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?           I can’t find … Continue reading

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#1 rule of writing: put bum in seat

It’s amazing how much you can forget when you go back to work for a year and are forced to put everything you’ve been so engaged in on hold. Like getting back into running. And writing. It’s taking me longer to … Continue reading

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