Blertsie was a little black and white dog who lived in Africa. He had been given a special name in an African language. His name meant ‘splatter’ and he had been called that because he was white and he looked as though someone had splattered black paint all over him. His black spots were glossy and they shone in the sunlight. His big brown eyes sparked when he saw things that interested him. He was an Exceptionally Intelligent Animal…X
A story for six to nine year olds and grownups. Written by Jackie Kalley and illustrated by Jennifer Lancaster.
There are good witches and bad. Beaky was one of the good ones. She was nicknamed when she was a little girl because of her long skinny nose. Her proper name was Rebecca Postlethwaite and she did not look at all like a witch. She was quite old with a lined face and her hair was gathered together in a huge bun. She looked just like a special grandmother.
Witches usually have black cats living with them but Beaky had a spaniel with long drooping ears and she was called Lucinda….
Tom was the smallest frog in the pond but his skin was a much shinier green than the others and this made him feel rather proud. He was also known as the Frog with the Musical Voice. This helped him to hide his private sadness that the girl frogs always looked the other way when he wanted to choose a bride. He had never asked anyone to be Mrs Tom Frog…X