Wily Jack brags that he has killed seven in a single blow (flies that is). The local King find out and Jack finds himself ridding the country of boars, unicorns and lions. It's all in a day's adventure for the young man who somehow survives every danger with his wiles and his wit. This retelling of the story by veteran storyteller Rand Whipple has a sly backwoods sense of humor.
As Jack walks down the road, he comes across a dog, then a cat, then a rooster and finally a donkey, all of whom are old and feeling useless. They join Jack on his adventure, foil a trio of robbers and get rich in the bargain. No bad for a day's walk. Retold with Rand Whipple's wonderful turn of phrase and sense of humor.
Favorite Jack tales, retold by storyteller Rand Whipple. This collection includes Jack and the Beanstalk, Seven At A Whack and Jack and the Varmints. Each story has an backwoods 'twang' and a sly sense of humor. Favorite tales told by a favorite storyteller.
This little maid has a bucket of milk on her head and big plans in her mind. (Not the best combination, as she finds out.) The Milkmaid and her Pail (moral: don't count your chickens before they hatch) is one of Aesop's best known fables. Storyteller Rand Whipple's loveable milkmaid can't remember the word for 'milk' anymore than she can make it to the market with her goods intact.
When a crow finds a piece of cheese on the road, she flies to a nearby tree and prepares to eat the tasty treat. Who will eat what (or whom) is up for grabs however, when an overly friendly fox appears below and begins to chat. This beloved fable is retold by popular children's storyteller, Rand Whipple with his trademark humor and wit.
Five favorite fables, retold by veteran storyteller Rand Whipple. These versions of Aesop's stories have a modern twist and a unique sense of humor. Includes The Milkmaid and her Pail, The Wind and the Sun, The Crab and its Mother, The Monkey and its Shadow and The Fox and the Crow.
So far, it's not been a good day for Alvin. No one seems to have remembered that it's his birthday. Neither a goat in a coat, an armadillo floating on a pillow or turtles clearing hurdles will get him to leave his room. The snake with a cake? That just might do it.
Full of fun rhymes and Robert Bender's colorful illustrations, this book is the perfect birthday (or any day book) for young readers.
Robert Bender's colorful telling of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. With simple, direct language and vibrant illustrations, this book tells the story of three wily goats who outsmart and overcome the hungry troll who guards their bridge.