Ian Hutton

Biography

Dear Readers,
When I was 12, I took judo lessons. Mr. Sam Nishi
was powerful; wise. He almost broke my arm; stopping
just before 'we' knew it would crack:
"... to teach you not to fear pain." (thanks)

He taught me balance, nutrition and respect for women:
"They are smarter and stronger than us."
He told me that people without imagination are poor.

To me, my characters take me with them and they are seldom still.
Toad hops around the land, in full Toad grace, saying things like:
“I have to be my own judge because nobody else understands me!”

I received this note recently:
“Mr. Hutton, today I read 2 of your short stories - I think your mind is a work of art!
Thank you for injecting a bit of joy into my day." C. Fairbanks.

The 2nd Edition of 'Frog and Toad...' is available, you can almost hold it
at the link below :)

I'm glad you like my stories.
Ian Hutton

Where to buy in print


Series

Books

Elephants All We Do
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
When I was in Africa, painting elephants grey, this is what I heard them say: "Elephants all we do, we don't do a mouse, we don't do sticks, elephants all we do."
The Little Legs of Cows
Price: Free! Words: 270. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Makes children laugh out loud. If you don't think so, just turn them upside down.
Captain Dricksmus Drake
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
A lyrical nautical tale of bravery. It was a sure ship he set to course, the rigging tight, the brass looked kissed, they were smiling faces on a sun-swept ship, which pearled through the seas. Until one night, a mist slipped in with the darkness...
Warts and Onions.
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Age 5+ "Warts and onions, liver and mold, cabbages and milk 9 days old. These are the things I love, these are the things I have in my house and you are coming to dinner soon!"
S o c k s.
Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
My Mother asked me to change my socks. I did. I changed one into a feather, and the other into a zebra. A Zebra? No, no, they eat too much, my Mother said. So sorry mama and I changed it into water and ran it down my drain. If you see a striped sock...
Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow, and Stanley in Winter.
Series: The Stories of 'Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.'. Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Reader Review: “Friends in the forest, preparing for winter. Bear is a dreamer, Sparrow gets things done, Owle is wise and shares his ways. The characters are alive. The same characters are in the Rodeo story where I wondered who Stanley was. Now I know. Good fun.” Henry M.
Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.
Series: The Stories of 'Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.'. Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cowboy Chicken puts on a surprise rodeo. "Chicken worked all week long, carrying pails of nails, and wooden rails, and lanterns through the night. In and out of shadows he crept, with ladders dragging and buckets banging, but he did not cry for help. There were secrets in his eyes but not a word for anyone…"
The Wooden Captain
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Librarian's Review: "This dreamlike story isn't 'wooden'. It's a joyful imaginative sea voyage containing fascinating wordplay. I recommend it."
Frog and Toad and a Game of Three.
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Age 3+ A tale of friendship and adventure. Simple, warm, comforting. "Frog has a grand vision. Toad makes and plays a bull rush flute. Beaver builds the raft. Mrs. Watermouse makes a beautiful sail, and Mole is in charge of Pomp and Pageantry. And Turtle, well, Turtle prefers worry."
Alphabet Song
Series: Alphabet Song stories. Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you know? Do you know? That the alphabet actually begins with F-first, where F-first belongs? And then, of course, it ends with E at the very end of this song: "F G H I J K L,,,,M N O P Q R S T U,,,,V W X,,,,Y and Z,,, A B C,,,, D and E,,,, now I've sung my F G H's."

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