…it seems, by Gary Young
For ages 3-9
but are written in such a way that the story can complete if the parent
or child are not comfortable acting out the portions.
Solving the problem in the book. The narrative provides for a
solution by the child. If no solution comes, or if it is a solution
that does not work, the narrative handles this in a positive way
to insure a good outcome.
How do you get a dog out of a tree?
You! A major contributor to the successful outcome of many of the problems posed in these stories is the person to whom the story is being read. The narrative optionally enables the child to solve the problems in the story.
Ole Sloppincabbage & Luke: Both are dense but loyal and generous. Always getting into silly predicaments. Luke is married to Phyllis Willis. Sloppincabbage, whose real name is Willis Willis (Phyllis’ brother), is married to Trudy Streudel Doodle.
Mr. Strabinsky (Sloppincabbage’s dog): wears glasses because he has the eye condition, Strabismus. Funny, affectionate, smart, a little sneezy.
Mary (age 8): Sloppincabbage’s daughter, and loyal friend to Luke, very smart, fun-loving, good at solving problems.
Johnny Curbstone (age 8): Luke’s son. Good at listening, but not really plugged in.
Terwilliger: A business man who can sometimes be mean and sometimes be helpful (not always on purpose).
Waggle; his brother Wiggle
Mable Gatsky, mean lady
plus fifty-five other characters
For more information about the stories and characters, please go to: it-seems.com.