Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stuff And Nonsense: A Book Of Children's Stories

"Stuff And Nonsense" is a book of short children's stories by various authors. Stories include:

"The Shepherdess And The Chimney Sweep" - a story about a figurine of a shepherdess who is in love with a figurine of a chimney sweep, but the shepherdess is promised to a goat man who is a carving on the door of a wardrobe. So, the shepherdess and the chimney sweep run away together.

"The Witch's Pumpkins" - a story about a witch who teaches a mean man a lesson. The man is one of those selfish people who think everyone is out to get what they have, and have no intension of letting them so much as look, let alone share it. Anyway, the man decides to plant some pumpkins in his garden, and a woman who is passing stops to talk to him, and admire his garden. He's extremely rude to her, and sends her on her way. So, she teaches him a lesson by tampering with the pumpkins by magic, and bringing them to life.

There were several others too. Like the one about the motorbike that's really a crocodile in disguise. And the one about the vaccume cleaner that's alive, and that gets carried away eating things. I forget the titles of those two stories though... Sorry!

Anyway, I think it's an excellent collection of short stories, and I really enjoyed it. It's a collection that - in my opinion - is great for both little kids and big kids alike.



Intense Guy said...

A living vaccum cleaner sounds like a great premise for a book, and one that I would read.

Wendyburd1 said...

I always loved the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. Her lessons were so COOL. LOL!

AliceKay said...

"The Witch's Pumpkin" sounds kinda interesting to me. Nothing like bringing things to life to teach someone a lesson. :)