[From Dr. Franklin’s Staticy Cat]
A pretty long time ago, there were two kids named Handsome and Pretzel – YES, Handsome and Pretzel – and they lived with their parents on the edge of a scary, terrible forest. Handsome was a boy, and he really was (handsome, that is). Though Pretzel, his sister, wasn’t anywhere near as good-looking, she did have silky, blonde hair that was exactly 45 feet long. If she threw it out her bedroom window, which was on the third floor, it reached all the way to the ground. No, I’m not thinking of someone else.
Handsome and Pretzel, of course, lived with their mother and father, though their mother was actually their stepmother, which means that she just stepped into their house one day and wouldn’t leave. This stepmother – her name was Andrea – hated Handsome and Pretzel’s guts. She was especially…
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When the late Charles Chaplin came to tea
mock-draining vacant cups
Finally I (a child then) said
“You’re awfully smart Charles”
“But I can see your coccyx”
He spat his tea
grabbed hat and cane
and clattered down the lane
There’s a happy new review of Kabungo in the Spring/Summer issue of Transition. Read it here.
From today’s Winnipeg Free Press – – –
As you may know, I was recently in Vancouver, where I received the inaugural Joan Betty Stuchner – Oy Vey! – Funniest Children’s Book Award. Here are a couple photos from the event (FYI, I’m the tall, ape-like gentleman):
For more photos, check the official website.