Tweaked Tales Collection
Tweaked Tales Collection E-Book
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Includes 4 books:
More Tweaked Tales
Horay For tweaked Tales
Chatting With My Spider
'Tweaked Tales' is a collection of three humorous short tales for children.
The delightfully outrageous tweaking of familiar rhymes, will certainly make you smile!
The three tales in 'Tweaked Tales' are: 'Blackbirds' Revenge', 'Four Cats On The Fiddle' and 'The Cow That Went Bump In The Night'.
'Blackbirds' Revenge'. King Sixpence's greed could mean extinction for the Kingdom's Blackbirds. Is there anyone who can save them?
'Four Cats On The Fiddle'. A concert at the Home For Retired Cats turns into a riotous event for the Queen of England!
'The Cow That Went Bump In The Night'. Poor Freddie can't get to sleep, even after three of Grandma's bedtime stories. So, she tries her own version of a familiar Nursery Rhyme and this is where the adventure begins.
'More Tweaked Tales' contains two humorous short tales for children.
The delightfully outrageous tweaking of familiar rhymes, will certainly make you smile...again!
The two tales in 'More Tweaked Tales' are 'Monkey Number Six' and 'The Mouse And The Tarantula'.
'Monkey Number Six'. You might think monkeys and crocodiles are a dangerous enough combination. But when mixed with a class full of children and a 'never wrong' teacher, what could go right?!
'The Mouse And The Tarantula'. 'Hickory Dickory Dock' takes on an amusingly tweaked meaning with this re-telling of a favorite rhyme.
'Hooray For Tweaked Tales' contains two humorous short tales for children.
The delightfully outrageous tweaking of familiar rhymes, will certainly make you smile...yet again!
The two tales in 'Hooray For Tweaked Tales are 'Hooray For Cottage Cheese' and 'Hooray For Toast'.
'Hooray For Cottage Cheese' is a very short spidery story. Do you hate spiders? This amusing story might just change your mind.
'Hooray For Toast'. Who would have thought that the smell of freshly made buttery toast could cause such chaos!
'Chatting With My Spider' is a parody based on 'Incy Wincy Spider'.
Even though this is based on a Nursery Rhyme, you will not be too old for this amusing and imaginative story.
We join Sidney who is chatting to his spidery friend, Incy. It's raining, of course. Poor Incy is feeling very sad...and soggy. He and his Nursery Rhyme friends are overworked and are in desperate need of a rest. They are threatening strike action! Sidney must do something to save the Nation from a National Nursery Rhyme Crisis.
Judy is a retired musician. She has lovely husband, son and daughter-in-law. Her gorgeous twin grandchildren, Taio and Kaia, have inspired these stories. Judy spends most of her days writing, feeding her four cats, trying to control the garden and enjoying walks in the country.
by Judith Brulo
Have you heard about the cow who bumped into the moon or the story of the six monkeys and the crocodile or even the four cats on the fiddle?
Tweaked Tales is a collection of charming stories of speaking animals and their human friends or enemies. These animals, some of which are as small as a mouse and others as big as a cow, are sweet, funny and very likeable. They get into trouble easily but are smart enough to find their way out of it. Some of the stories will make their little readers giggle, others will make them think and probably raise many questions but it is no doubt that they will enjoy reading, or listening, to these delightful stories that not only entertain but also teach them something important about family, friendships, love and many other subjects that they have just started to discover and understand.
Young readers between ages 7 and 9.
Reviewed by A. E. Colmer 2017
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Reviews by Charlotte Pacey (North Staffordshire Press) Feb 2018
Hooray for Tweaked Tales
The first tale in Hooray for Tweaked Tales, called Hooray for Cottage Cheese, is an interesting twist on the classic Miss Moffet. It teaches children the ideals of friendship, no matter with whom. The clever use of alliteration throughout the tale, such as, Miss Moffet and Stanley the Spider create a fun and friendly tone which makes the spider, who children would often be afraid of, less frightening and a beloved character instead. The second of the two tales, Hooray for Toast is written in a fast-paced style, making it an exciting and unpredictable read. When I first started reading it, I had no idea that I would be encountering ghosts or a haunted mansion along the way. I believe this is particularly enthralling for children, who can also be unpredictable. Judy uses her tongue-in-cheek approach to allude to two deeper moral messages. The first suggests to children that the often much maligned ghost might not be as scary as you think. The second suggests that, like Mrs White, we can all make the best out of a bad situation.