From My Padded Cell... .

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Humor - 99 pages
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You don't have to be a big fan of poetry to read and appreciate this collection of what amounts to vignettes of the human dilemma translated into animal characters.

Each of them captures a personality or situation and presents it in a way that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. From the Gold-Plated Goat, who made the mistake of consuming his owner's life savings, to the Polliwog's Protest of being something he is destined to be, the animals are often recognizable as those we know- - or ourselves.

The illustrations are whimsical and perfectly complement the writing, bringing the characters to life as they parade before us with their unique slice of life. The Blowaway Blowfish lives his otherwise boring life in a tank because he knows he doesn't have to stay there, the Lyin' Lion is not at all what he appears to be, and the Rooster wears himself to a frazzle daily to maintain his responsibility for the farmyard in the absence of being able to crow.

They all become familiar friends as you read and reread each, and you just might find yourself meeting someone and privately recognizing Miss Mouse, or the Bird of Prey.

A wonderful gift for anyone who likes to read, this small book is the perfect something for a friend or family member who would appreciate its insight and slight irreverence.

So, join the author in The Padded Cell, and - while you read - sit back, like Barnaby and his Parrot, with a smile.


 

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Contents

A Bird of Prey
11
Miss Mouse
13
Chameleon
15
Indigestible Frog
17
Making Friends
19
The BlowAway Blowfish
21
OverEager Beaver
23
Prince of A Toad
25
Tortoise
57
OneAntlered Moose
59
What Quill BeQuill Be
61
Cats and Dogs
63
DooLess Rooster
65
GoldPlated Goat
67
Hiccupotamus
69
Wandering Elephant
71

The Proper Penguin
27
UnEngaged Octopus
29
Useful Kangaroo
31
Old Mack
33
A Whale of a Tale
35
Barnabys Parrot
37
Be Careful What You Wish
39
A Wise Old Owl
41
Caterpillars Fate
43
Dingbat The Acrobat Cat
45
Distasteful Snail
47
The FlatPuss Platypus
49
Spare The Rodand Spoil the Sparrow
51
Moosical Cow
53
The Web We Spin
55
Wily Will
73
Polliwogs Protest
75
A Roach By Any Other Name
77
Painintheneck Giraffe
79
SideWinded Pig
81
Waitful Walrus
83
Lurking Turkeys
85
The Gullible Robin
87
The Bearly Tolerable Guest
89
Knowitall Parrot
91
Outoftouch Ostrich
93
Unsuspecting Butterfly
95
Lyin Lion
97
Index
99
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