A Bedtime Story With Added Buzz This story is a little bit different from other stories. Usually stories are about other people but this story is about you. And usually stories are made up but this story is all true. It’s about the amazing adventure you had today with those bees. I know what you’re thinking: you’re thinking: I didn’t have an adventure with any bees today! Oh yes you did! But you can’t remember because that magic flower made you forget. Let me explain ... ********************* This story is one of the thirty-one stories that make up the critically acclaimed collection A Month of Bedtime Stories Reviews of A Month of Bedtime Stories: "A wonderful book well worth adding to any collection" - Book Reviews and Giveaways "I loved each one and never once was ready to put the book down" - Chodi Kid Books "These well-written and fast-paced stories are told with a touch of humor that both the child and the storyteller can enjoy" - Online Book Club
Hector and Buster are back for more crazy adventures! After his earlier adventure, Hector Dumble is determined to get his dog Buster talking again. So he sets up a laboratory in his bedroom and starts mixing and boiling and evaporating and condensing ... Unfortunately things don't quite go according to plan. Will Hector's hard work pay off in the end? Find out in this shaggy dog story for kids aged 6 to 13. EXCERPT “Excuse me, officer,” said Mr Dumble. “You haven't seen a dog, about so high, brown, with sticky-uppy ears, have you?” “Are you kidding?” said one of the police officers. “That's the canine who caused this salmagundi of discombobulation,” “Pardon?” said Mr Dumble. “The canis domesticus who instigated this cornucopia of pandemonium.” “Eh?” said Mr Dumble. The police chief came over. “Don't mind Larry,” said the chief. “He always uses big words when he's traumatized. What's the problem, sir?” “Well, um, you see, the thing is, it's like this ...” said Mr Dumble.
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens, retold in simplified English by Neil McFarlane. Suitable for younger readers and intermediate-level EFL students. For a long time “Cricket” was more popular than “A Christmas Carol”. It has also been adapted for the stage, screen, radio, and even opera. The sophistication of Dickens’ language and writing style, particularly the long, clause-stacked sentences, can make him difficult for younger readers and EFL students. This edition will enable such readers to get their first taste of reading a truly great writer and a wonderfully entertaining story. This retelling simplifies Dickens' English without abandoning his unique style of narration - the authorial voice is still very much Dickens' own, only made more accessible for a modern reader.
Hector Dumble thinks he's dumb. When his dog Buster starts talking to him, Hector begins to think he's crazy too. Things become even stranger when Hector learns that his teacher Mr Weazel has a secret identity. How will Hector handle having a dog that can talk and a teacher who wants to take over the world? Find out in this shaggy dog story for kids aged 6 to 13.